“But the Lord is in His holy temple. Let all the earth keep silence before Him.” Habakkuk 2:20 NKJV
There is a lot to be said for silence. Just ask any parent with young energetic children (or teenagers for that matter) or people with noisy pets and neighborhoods. Our verse tells us about the holiness of the Lord in His temple and that all of us are to be silent before Him. How else will we hear His “still, small voice?”
But now, after the death and resurrection of Jesus, we are His holy temple. Our hearts seek His love, His presence, and His guidance. In the silence, the Lord our God speaks to our hearts. But many times the world and its concerns and troubles crowd in, and silence is hard to find. I sometimes feel more like Martha, busy and ticking things off my list, instead of Mary, sitting at the feet of Jesus and listening to His voice.
Seeking the Lord in the Silence
Sitting down in a comfortable place,
I search His word and seek His face.
I close my eyes, embracing the silence.
Feeling the love, seeking His guidance.
Dogs bark, alarm buzzes, disrupting noise.
Suddenly frustration shatters my poise.
I take a deep breath, releasing it slowly,
Giving it to the Lord, this moment is holy.
I re-focus my mind, and open my heart,
Inviting the Lord, His will to impart.
I return to the silence and listen to hear,
His still small voice, a whisper in my ear.
This week, find a time to meet with the Lord in the silence. Focus your mind on Him and His amazing promises. Open your heart to His word and His still small voice. Sit at the feet of the Lord. Be refreshed, be loved, be revitalized, be joyful, be embraced.
I thank God for each of you! And I thank you for joining me this week as we seek the Lord in the silence and find Him waiting there for us.
Blessings in the silence!