Silence, the Great Opportunity

My soul, wait in silence for God only. Psalm 62:5

Silence is a discipline that few respect, but it can have powerful implications for your spiritual life. It is more than not speaking, it involves having a mind free of distractions from noise, television, music, and even your phone. The sweetest times for me have been when I have no agenda. The Lord seems to speak more clearly and sweetly.

Silence presents an empty stage for God to grace with His presence and an open mic to say whatever He needs to say to you.

How does this idea strike you? Does it produce feelings similar to having the school principal standing over you? Remember that God loves you and wants to communicate with you. He’s not a harsh slavedriver come to crack the whip, though sometimes He may need to speak words of correction. He is a Friend approaching you to refresh, to encourage, to clarify, to direct, and to lavish love on you. It can be a wonderful experience!

I encourage you to try it. In our noisy world and busy lifestyles, you may have to fight to get that time, but let me tell you, the fight is well worth it!

I’d love to hear where you find open mic time with God. Do you struggle in your season of life to find times of stillness and silence with God? When might be the best time for you to practice silence?

Published by georgiapointer

Welcome to Encouragement Outpost! My name is Dr. Georgia Pointer, a Christian writer who loves encouraging people in their relationship with Christ. I am a survivor of childhood rape and molestation, bullying, and emotional abuse. Negative thought patterns plagued me for many years until I learned to allow Christ and His Word to encourage and transform those thoughts. This background provides me with a passion to offer the same encouragement to anyone, not just abuse survivors, with the light of biblical truth that shines against the darkness of negativity, lies of the enemy, and daily struggles in living for Christ. I am a seminary graduate with a Masters in Christian Education. I also recently received my doctorate in Christian Counseling with a specialty in Family and Substance Abuse counseling. I served on staff for six years as a counselor at Moriah House of the Memphis Union Mission. I love the Word of God! I love studying it, teaching it, and speaking in public about it any chance I get. This blog, which I post about once a week, is my venue to share insights I glean. So, I invite you to subscribe to receive my weekly posts in your email and to share these posts with anyone you think might be encouraged by them.

4 thoughts on “Silence, the Great Opportunity

  1. In regards to “Silence…” as I moved into my house last Tuesday, I sat in silence. For 3 days I did not plug in a TV or radio. I sat in silence. Conversation between God and I the only sweet sound.

  2. The struggle for silence is real! Thank you Georgia, for reminding me to strive for more .

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