“…a time to be silent and a time to speak” – Ecclesiastes 3:7
Silent Movies. The symphony. A child during the dinner prayer. Sitting in a crowded theater. At church during the sermon. In class when the professor is lecturing. In a conversation when you are the listener.
All these scenarios are times to be silent.
Silence is more than just an absence of noise. Silence is a doorway beyond all that is demanded of you and happening all around you. To be silent is to realize more of the unnoticed in life; like he robin bird stepping softly across the grass, as if walking on air, or the leaf brushing lightly against the rain gutter.
God whispers quietly when we are silent enough to hear Him. The Holy Spirit is a gentleman…speaking ever so delicately and yet with great purpose. Are you sometimes silent enough to hear?
Indeed, silence has a balance; for then there is also a time to speak. As a parent when your daughter is about to cut herself with a sharp knife, you must speak immediately, with authority in your voice! When your friend is wrongly accused, it is a time to speak in their defense. When your son is honored for scoring the winning touchdown for his team, your words of pride ring loud and clear.
When you realize how much Jesus gave for you, His very life, you speak words of surrender. You humbly speak words of gratitude. You speak words of joy and praise to all who can hear!
“In almost everything that touches our everyday life on earth, God is pleased when we’re pleased. He wills that we be as free as birds to soar and sing our Maker’s praise without anxiety.” – Aiden Wilson Tozer
Just something to think about…Have a GREAT weekend!
José Ponton, Jr.
From Sunny Florida