Last night at Church we got into the discussion of God being silent. A continued review of the importance of hearing from God.
My response, God you're never silent to Your children. Even in the face of promises that seem long overdue, shaken and teetering towards hope deferred. Lord, I answered, "You're yes, has to be encouraged and reinforced."
Heavens absolute, is what, why, how & with continued encouragement through relationship, that is what I really need to hear.
Your answer doesn't change.
We discussed the possibilities of "Gods Silence" being a lie?
Then this morning while writing, ascended before Him, I did a search on God being silent. Pulled up all the verses, read them and found, they were bent towards man's opinion of punishment, or as David said a couple of times in his psalms, "God do not be silent." Overall hue, they were focused on man's frailties.
Outside of my first impromptu response, I thought I would check in with You Father, double check my heart, mindsets and seek out the truth.
How can You be silent if You live inside me, I live inside of You?
Hearts beat, the body makes noise in its ebb and flow of functionality.
Holding hands may be without words, but touch speaks loudly.
Actions communicate a thousand words.
If all heaven declares the glories of God, then my ear turns to hear the decree.
Heaven is anything but "Silent".
Hearing, I respond, "good question"? God asked me if I am silent towards Him at times, I said "yes."
Also, He asked, Why are you silent with Me?
"Because I do not understand...
something is difficult...
frustration leads my intentions..."
Embedded in my memory's, the "Silent treatment" which I hated when my parent responded in this way to me, is punitive, separating and disconnecting.
Other times I choose to be silent.
Within your company, in contemplation, or just being, no words are necessary. This silence is filled with confidence, the close-together-moment we are experiencing does not require any words to embellish its beauty. I can hear You loudly!
Perceptions: His Hebrew Living letters speak in many languages:
Communicate a picture holding a thousand words.
Sing a color that one must immerse themselves within it, to unravel the melody.
Move an emotion within the hidden soundwaves of love.
Or feel the refreshing dew under one's feet, while walking with God in the cool of the morning.
If I look to see His footsteps imprinted on the grass? Also, look and behold creation bowing in honor.
You will never miss the evidence of His spirit made manifest.
Silence or Silent: Is He really making "no sound"?
Is He really quiet, being still, refraining from speaking?
Faith comes by hearing and hearing the word of God, right? Romans 10:17
Mirror Bible: It is clear then, that faith’s source is found in the content of the message heard; the message is Christ.
(We are God’s audience; Jesus is God’s language! Faith comes out of the word that reveals Christ. The word “Christ” appears in the best manuscripts. Herein lies the secret of the power of the gospel; there is no good news in it until the righteousness of God is revealed! [See Rom 1:17] The good news is the fact that the cross of Christ was a success. God rescued the life of our design; he redeemed our innocence. Mankind would never again be judged righteous or unrighteous by their own ability to obey moral laws! It is not about what someone must or must not do but about what Jesus has done! God now persuades everyone to believe what he knows to be true about them. [It is from faith to faith.] The prophets wrote in advance about the fact that God believes that righteousness unveils the life that he always had in mind for us. “Righteousness by his (God’s) faith defines life.” [Habakkuk 2:4].) Has God not given humanity a fair chance to hear? Psalm 19 says, “His words touch the entire world like the rays of the sun; nothing is hidden from its heat; yes, truly their resonance resounded in all the earth, and their voice unto the ends of the earth.” [Romans 10:17-18] by Mirror Bible -
A better request might be at hand;
That faith is key to "the coming of hearing" and the need is really
continual reassurance what we hear-see-feel-perceive Him declaring.
And then we can understand Davids Psalms: "Lord, Do not be SILENT"!
always a blessing to hear your encouragement and testimony's