The past few weeks I have struggled to come up with new posts for the blog. It isn't because I haven't been learning or growing, it just seems like for the blog - God has been silent. Believe it or not I reply on the Him to lead me on what to write. I know, I know considering some of my posts that doesn't look too good for God, huh?
But truthfully, I do pray and ask what topic or what part of my life I should share. But lately, I've heard nothin'. Zip. Nada. So, I've struggled to post. This week is the same. I just decided to tell you about the struggle! So, I will ponder on some of the moments when God decides to be silent.
The longest amount of time that is often reference by theologians regarding His silence are the hundreds of years between the events of the Old Testament and New Testament. About 400. Apparently, since there isn't any written record of God moving, they say He was silent.
God is silent when we have disconnected fellowship with Him. Usually due to our own actions, how we are choosing to obey - or rather the lack thereof. Or, there is a lesson we need to learn and we have been somewhat stubborn about learning said lesson.
There are times when we are in the middle of a test (yes, a test! you thought you were done with school didn't ya?) and He is silent to prove our actions are always honorable to Him regardless of our present circumstances ... like Job. God was silent for the first 37 chapters - there are only 42.
Sometimes He is silent so we will press in more to hear from Him. Read His word more, pray more. As a result, we tend to get quiet ourselves. We silence the noise in our lives because we need to hear from Him.
Then there are times when He is silent and we just don't know why!
This is where I am - I think. He isn't being silent in other parts in my life. Just the blog.
What is up with that?
I will press in more, I will listen harder, I will crowd out the noise in my life. I really do want to hear. But for now, I will just have to deal with the silence.
"Be still and know that I am God ..." Psalm 46:10a
Just Around the Corner,