Monday, March 30, 2015

Be Still. Be Silent. Then Act and Speak Up!

Last Thursday I read a post by Amanda over at A Brownie World which really got the ol' brain waves moving.  She talked about just praying about something vs taking action in her post "Pray to be Stirred and Shaken".  I couldn't stop thinking about what she said.

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Scripture tells us that sometimes we need to "be still".  And that sometimes "The LORD will fight for you, and you have only to be silent". However I believe that the "be still" and "be silent" come just before the action.

That hurt... that frustration... that sickening feeling inside that Amanda talked about which we all feel when it comes to certain things?  I believe that is the beginning of God trying to use us. 

And that is the moment we need to be still, be silent, and listen.  Then - MOVE.  Step out in obedience and do something.Anything.  Something you think of as "small" might be the beginning of something BIG that God is going to do.

And the prayer?  That should be an ongoing part of the process.

 

Prayer is the part that helps us see when we should move.  Prayer is the part that keeps us going when we feel like giving up.  Prayer is the part when we offer praise for what God is doing through our actions.

So when something stirs your soul - Be still.  Be silent.  And then Act!  And never stop praying about it. 

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3 comments:

  1. Wow. You put a lump in my throat and a jump in my chest! I am so elated that my post stirred you! I love this post of your's! Amen x10. Thank you so much Beckey!

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  2. It's so funny that I find your blog and the first post is about being still, this is something God has been crying out to me about for nearly a year! Be still, He's got this :)
    www.quietyoursoul.co.uk

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  3. amen, my sister. Very good words! I'll have to read Amanda's post. A blessed Easter to you as you still yourself for His coming.

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