Hi! I hope you practiced yesterday’s exercise of getting quiet before the Lord.
I know! It can feel vulnerable, or against your natural nature. It’s part of being in the culture of the Western Hemisphere. Everything is work, work, work!
You’ve got this!
Today, we’re going to talk about when God feels quiet. I’m excited to bring you all on this journey, with the hopes of unlocking Almighty God’s Voice in your life as a minute-by-minute flowing stream of love to you.
So, let’s talk about it.
For starters, does God WANT to be quiet? Is He doing it on purpose?
Why: When Jesus was about to be crucified on the cross, He told His disciples that another Comforter was coming, one that would actually be BETTER than Him!
“If you love me, you will keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever. He is the Spirit of truth. The world is unable to receive Him because it doesn’t see him or know him. But you do know him because he remains with you and will be in you.” – John 14:15-17.
Who Is That: The Holy Spirit
Why Does This Matter: The Holy Spirit came as a personal resource and bridge of God and mankind. In fact, the Greek word for Holy Spirit (the language the New Testament was written in) is parakletos, which means “Helper, Advocate, and Counselor.” And what do we do with counselors? TALK!
The Holy Spirit lives on the inside of the believer making a beautiful residency in our redeemed spirit. The Holy Spirit would be the One to break down the barriers to “talking to God,” as man no longer had to wait for the Ark of the Covenant, the Prophets, or God Almighty Himself to audibly speak to mankind. Now, the common man or woman could ALL host the presence of God within themselves! This revolutionary concept made a LOT of religious people mad, but hey, so did Jesus. *wink wink* The Holy Spirit was specifically designed as part of the Godhead that advocates, helps, strengthens, advises, defends, mediates, intercedes, comforts, and consoles us. He tells the truth about who God is, where Jesus is leading, and how we should respond. Hallelujah, what a blessing!
So rest assured, God wants to speak to YOU! Yes, You!
Tomorrow, we dive into more about how to make that happen!
Have an awesome day,