... a weekly letter of encouragement.
April 19, 1993
Is it possible to know God intimately amidst the bluster and clanging of our lives?
"Be still and know that I am God." (Psalm 46:10)
"My soul waits in silence for God." (Psalm 62:1)
SILENCE...A rare but necessary commodity in knowing God.
Isaiah reminded us that Christ "...will not cry out or raise His voice, nor make His voice heard in the street." (Isaiah 42:2) By our trafficked lives we could miss the quiet voice of Jesus. The Master is not accustomed to yelling at us over the noise.
Perhaps God gave us a clue about the importance of quietness by issuing us one mouth and two ears!
"Let every man be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger." (James 1:19)
The Apostle Paul instructed the Thessalonian believers to:
"Lead a quiet life"
"Attend to your own business"
"Work with your own hands"
The result? "Your conduct may win respect from those outside the Church." (I Thessalonians 4:11, 12 NAS/TCNT).
Want to know God intimately and influence your lost friends toward Christ? Then:
Slow down...Simplify your life...Listen for God...
Affect a lifestyle that becomes a person who knows God.
The world will sit up and take notice. After all, no one else is doing it.
Have a great week!
© Copyright 1996 Dwight Hill. Unlimited permission to copy or use is hereby granted subject to inclusion of this copyright notice.
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