Sunday, January 9, 2011

The Faith of Quietness


“The Lord will fight for you; you must be quiet."

Exodus 14:14

One of the most difficult spiritual disciplines is being quiet during turmoil.  When troubles break out in your life and Pharoah and his army appear while you stand backed up against the Red Sea, being quiet is the last thing you want to do.

The quandary is this: Do I act in a way that is consistent with Scripture and what I believe God is telling me to do, or do I stand quietly and let the Lord fight for me?

The answer to that is this: If you have learned to hear the voice of the Lord well, then act according to what you hear.  If you still wonder whether or not it is God's voice then follow Scripture.  Scripture is God's voice and if you are true to that Word you will not sin against the Lord.

Remember, there are many men who have learned how to immitate a famous person's voice.  It is a great show to hear an impersonator.   Sometimes the only way to know for sure the person is an impersonator is to see their face and feel their touch.  Then you know if the voice is really that of the famous person and not a sound-alike.

As you listen to the voice of God keep your eyes on His face and let Him touch you.  Then you will know for sure it is the voice of God and not a deception.

Then you can be quiet while the Lord fights for you.

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