A Trusting Heart Is Silent

Persy, my bird lesson, is noisy, demanding, and persistent. Now that sounds like our flesh. Our flesh is a major obstacle to heart-trust. Hebrews 11:6 says, “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that he is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”

I bought a house in 1975. I had noise wired to my front room light switch. The moment I stepped inside, I could turn on the light switch, and my house was filled with noise from the radio.

Why did I do that? I wanted to drown out my thoughts. Our flesh ‘switches’ on so often when we go into our quiet time. I remember years ago holding my head and saying ‘Stop it!’ because my mind would not be still.

The Lord allowed me to fall into a ravine in 1977 that stopped me in my tracks. All of my busy activity to quell thoughts was taken away. Through that fall He wooed me. He brought me into the realm of intimate communion with Him. It was in the stillness of our time together that I learned to trust Him in a new way. 

In 1997 the Lord taught me to be still before Him for an hour. At first it was really hard. Thoughts kept flitting into my mind. I kept a notepad beside me. If something that I needed to do came into my mind, I would write it down.

Our quiet time is a time of silent trust. Think of the facets of a diamond. Whatever way the diamond is turned in the light, prisms of color radiate from it. Our intimate communion with the Lord, causes us to be like a prism of love that reflects His image before others.

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