Silence Feeds Our Spirit

Silence Feeds Our Spirit

Romans 8:5 says, “For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.” Colossians 3:2 says, “Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.”

1 Corinthians 2:12 says, “Now we have received…the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.” We come to know the Lord through our intimate communion with Him.

I love to sit and look into tide pools. It requires absolute stillness, otherwise the inhabitants will remain hidden. Our silence allows the hidden to be revealed. The inner life activity is a delightful pastime.

Our flesh has no communion with God. 2 Corinthians 6:14 says, “…For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?” Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 lists contrasting times. Verse 7 says that there is, “…a time to keep silence, and a time to speak.” 

Psalm 62:8 bids us to pour out our heart before the Lord. Verse 5 says to wait silently before Him. In my experience, when I am most troubled, my heart is soothed when I just come into His Presence and remain silent. I breathe in the magnitude of Who He is at all times. I bask in His love for me. I drink in His joy and acceptance. No words. He knows my heart and embraces it with infinite tenderness.

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