Sitting. Listening. That is what I am doing this year.
Isaiah 55:3 KJV
Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.
Hear. That’s the word right there.
Psalms 46:10 KJV
Be still, and know that I am God
I want to be intentional in being silent before God. Waiting. Listening. In a much greater way than I have before. Not to replace worshipping Him, reading the Bible, praying etc, …I love my time with the Lord,…but in addition.
Because I believe there is more intimacy, more revelation, more discernment, more wisdom, more glory, more holiness, more goodness, more faith for the miraculous, in that quiet place.
And I for one, need more of all of the above!
Be still, and know that I am God has reverberated within me for over a year.
Recently I read of a conversation that took place with Freda Lindsay. Here is an excerpt from the book The Panoramic Seer: Bring the Prophetic into the Healing Anointing by James Maloney
I was honored to be seated at a table next to her for lunch one day, and we were talking about all the many well-known healing ministers she had known for over half a century—which was just about all of them. She had put a pertinent question to each of them, “What in your opinion is the greatest key to seeing the Lord heal people?” She said they all replied without exception, every single one of those great men and women of God responded, “Silence.” Waiting before the Lord, quieting oneself so He could move through them. The miracles create a clamor, not the other way ’round.
And interestingly, I received an article earlier this month by David Alsobrook on ‘Sitting before the Lord’.
Sitting before the Lord means emptying your mind of your plans about what you should do about anything.
Sitting before the Lord means allowing yourself to become empty and poor in spirit.
He wants our Awe to increase. When our hearts are filled with awe, He will bestow His all in our lives.
So, I”ve begun building silence into my day. And to be honest, that’s challenging in a day of school drop-off and pick-up, work, taking the young one to cricket practice, making dinner, homework supervision, watering the tomatoes, Bible study,…. but it is vital. Incredibly vital.
And incredibly exciting!!