Most of us have a very hard time being silent before God. I do. We typically want God to hear from us, our needs, our wants, our troubles. We very often forget that we need also to be silent before God and hear from Him.
“Then accept and value your your place in Christ Jesus. God delights is nothing else but His beloved Son, and can be satisfied with nothing else in those who draw nigh to Him. Enter deep into God’s holy presence in the boldness which the blood gives, and in the assurance that in Christ your are most well pleasing. In Christ you are within the veil. You have access to the very heart and love of the Father. This is the great object of fellowship with God, that I may have more of God in my life, and that God may see Christ formed in me. Be silent before God and let Him bless you.” – Andrew Murray, The Deeper Christian Life.”
Did you pay attention to those last two sentences? Isn’t that what we are striving for in a personal relationship? To have more of God in our lives and that God may see Christ formed in us? We are to grow to be like Christ; to reflect God’s image as seen in Jesus. Andrew Murray ends this telling us that we should “be silent before God and let Him bless you.”
If we are so busy telling God what we want and need; giving Him our shopping list (which is what we sometimes are guilty of) how are we to ever hear from Him? We need to get silent before God. Listen to what He has to say. This is difficult for most of us and requires some practice and discipline.
While you are on your knees before God, take some time to listen. Hear what He has to say. Bro. Johnny Dinas, a great prayer warrior and Holy man, says in his teaching on prayer that you should listen as much as you talk when praying, and that you should listen before you speak.
Pray: Holy God, help us to be silent before You. Please bless us with forming Christ in us.