'The Silence of the Lambs'#

"For over a year now and for some time before this, God spoke to me very clearly about the stillness and silence. And the secret place.

He reminded me of how the prophets of Baal whipped and danced and screamed for the fire to fall, but it was Elijah's simple prayer that moved God's hand.

He said to me "The Silence of the Lambs" and I knew He wasn't referring to cannibalism, or Hannibal Lector. He said "I won't send my fire on a wriggling altar. When my lambs stop wriggling and bleating, when they lay still and dead before me, then I will send my fire."

We are afraid of silence. However I believe that when we are brave enough to face the uncomfortable stillness and silence - we will be witnesses to a mighty move of God that could be nothing but God, because we simply did nothing.

I was also reminded of Mary and Martha, that only one remained still at the Lord's feet. Mary nudges me to reflect on Elijah in the cave after he fled Jezebel - God spoke to him and told him what to do, where to head next. But, first he stopped in the cave on Mt. Horeb.#

The Lord is in His holy temple; let all the earth be silent before Him. (Habakkuk 2:20)

Silence is multiplied in stillness. These are to the Christian's soul as air is to a human's lungs. Hardship is the spoon that feeds such devotion.

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Jesus did not come to change our yesterday's, but to form our tomorrows.

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#Text reproduced from the courtesy of author Chris Bennett with light SoulSupply edits.