51. Expectation in the Silence
by, Mar 28th 2012 at 03:07 PM (510 Views)
28 March 12
Expectation in the Silence
I went to the college’s library today. I had to link up with a fellow student because we have to do a presentation next week for class. So we got together to coordinate and talk about ideas.
As I think back over this morning and the “ministering” I received during this morning, God is SO GOOD! Seriously, just a simple lesson about “Silence” is enough to understand where I am lacking.
So, I’m now writing this up so others don’t have to learn this way, it’s better to just DO what you know is right and not have to be reminded about something you already know. If you don’t know, then… learn from this.
On the way into town which is about a 24 mile drive, I lifted up a quick prayer to God that lasted from leaving my driveway to about the point I reached the top speed limit. By then I was ending the prayer and spent the rest of the ride listening to some praise and worship I have on my phone and plugged into the sound system of the truck.
Once completed with the coordination, I head over to Wal-Mart to pick up some stuff and then head back home. I have A LOT of reading to accomplish this week for my courses so priority goes to getting these 22 chapters read.
While walking out of Wal-Mart, I’m thinking about praying more to God and He ministers that I’m to ride in silence. Not even to pray to Him but to just be in silence. O…. K….! Once I receive this, I begin to wonder what God’s plan is. Will He show me something along the way? Will He minister more? I’m not to my truck yet so I tell God I’ll do this and I’ll keep my eyes and ears open for Him as I drive. Silence is all that there is. I start the truck, turn off the radio, and the fan (I can now hear the whirling sound of the fan) and as I pull out of the parking lot I decide to take one of the longer routes home.
The ride is peaceful in one sense but tense in another because I want to hear/know what God wants, besides to just be in silence. The silence is SO LOUD, it’s deafening. My eyes are peeled for anything that God may want to point out to me. I feel like I’m on patrol, actively observing all that is before me as I travel down these country back roads.
Seems that everything I am… is waiting for God.
About 20 minutes into the ride, God breaks the silence and ministers this to me…
“What you have been experiencing for a short period of time is what I’ve been experiencing for a long time when I want to speak with you and I wait.”
I can write so much right now because God did minister more in greater detail but that initial statement from God did get ALL my attention.
The conviction was… INTENSE!
Would God saying that to you… get your full attention?
Why does God have to wait so long for our attention in the first place?
Shouldn’t we be devoting to God a time of the day to pay attention to Him, DAILY!!???
So… time for silence to end!!
Psalm 32: 3 When I kept silent, my bones grew old
Through my groaning all the day long.