When God is Silent

When God is Silent

Posted on 14. Jul, 2009 by in Empowering, Kingdom Lifestyle

Thinking about God today. Ruminating on a couple of statements I have heard regarding how He operates in our lives. The first: “God always gives the WHAT before the HOW.” The Second: ” If God has gone silent in your life, maybe it is because He’s had his word, now waiting on you to obey.” Personally I can see where these two statements are major revealers of our faith.

Contrary to what many may think, faith is not living a certain “way” or something we talk about regarding what we believe about God. Faith is a revealor of what we believe: if we believe God, we will do what He says.

Now regarding the two statements, God tells us WHAT we are supposed to do or be. Then many time waits for us to ACT on His word before giving us more or the HOW. If we DO NOT ACT, He remains silent. Why should he give us more, if we are not obedient in what we ALREADY KNOW to do!

God called Abram – First: leave your family & country, THEN I will show you the way to go. He called Peter and his brother, “Follow me, will make you fishers of men.” But did not tell them the process. Imagine what what they would have missed if they were not obedient in the first words they heared.

I hear many people who are lamenting that they do not know what they are supposed to be doing for God. I wonder, have they heard the WHAT, but because they do not know the HOW, they either are lacking faith or they believe it is not from God. Subsequently, when they seek God for direction, He may be silent – waiting on faithful obedience to His first word.

Just a thougth

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4 Responses to “When God is Silent”

  1. Karen

    14. Jul, 2009

    Awesome reminder!

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  2. Jack F.

    20. Jul, 2009

    Thanks, Bro. Schmaltz

    I needed this today!

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  3. Tammi

    04. Feb, 2011

    Thanks for the timely word! I felt strangely alone yesterday and asked Him, “Did I do something wrong? I don’t feel your favor on me today.” His response was “Don’t trust your emotions to convince you of My grace and favor in your life. My grace is there even when you don’t feel it.” Just another reminder that we walk by faith, not by sight (or emotions, or our own works, etc.) Thanks for the reminder that sometimes God’s “silence” is just Him pausing to allow us to respond.

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