Hello old friends, new followers and fellow bloggers-
It’s been a little minute since we have last spoken. I guess you can say, I’ve been engaged in a time of silence- a point of life when I am seeking to hear from the Lord, not speaking or writing out of myself but rather inspired by Him. It’s crazy how the world makes you aware that your voice hasn’t been heard in a while. I get more notifications that I’ve been away for 6 days than comment notifications and etc. I think the realization of the importance of what God has placed inside of you doesn’t become clear until you stop operating in it. I’ve noticed that in my own life, when I took time to stop doing and became silent that I began to see the wonder of God around me. Sometimes we are so busy that we fail to reflect on our purpose and call in the earth. We’re merely existing and not truly living.
Breaks are not bad…. in fact, taking a break can be very cathartic. The bad thing about breaks is that they can encourage a lifestyle of being stagnant and living at a standstill. God has not called us to live a lifestyle of being stagnant. He has called us to grow and to evolve into the people that He originally designed for us to be. God wants more! And for us to fully engage in the more that He desires, we have to end our period of silence and begin to once again function in what He has called us to do.
I’m reminded of the prophet Elijah that was used tremendously by the Lord at Mount Caramel. He was exhausted, tired of his purpose, tired of the weight of his call, just tired. He found out that the Queen of the time, Jezebel, wanted to kill him. He felt like he was doing God’s work by himself – and therefore, he hid in a cave and sat under a juniper tree. He entered into this period of silence. The Lord sent an angel to come to him and tell him to arise and eat. After he ate and rested, the Lord began to encourage him; letting him know that he was not alone, that there was others who loved God as much as he did and was doing His work.
I believe that like Elijah, we all experience a period of life where we are tired; where we question our call because of what we experience, but it is in these times that it becomes more imperative to trust Him. We have to trust in the Lord with all of our hearts and lean not to our own understandings. This trust is to remain the same, whether we are experiencing good times and in the bad times. We have to trust Him.
So I say to you, “Arise and Eat.” Eat of the Word of God. Experience Praise and Thanksgiving and Open Up Your Mouth!!! The period of silence is no more and its time to proclaim the goodness of God and to walk into your divine purpose. It’s time to be silent no more. I pray that each and everyone of you that reads this post, hasten to walk in the way of the Lord. That you realize that your work is needed for the Kingdom of Heaven. That you realize that God loves you and that He is concerned about your every need. I pray that each and everyone of you realize that you need not validation from others, God has made you and He has validated your greatness. I pray that you realize that you have the opportunity to be apart of an eternal family that can not be taken away from you by death and sickness, by greed and lust, by damaging words and arguments- the family of God cannot be broken even as our nuclear families have proven to be subjected to the sins of the world. I pray that you realize that you are beautiful, the epitome of beauty in the eyes of the Father- and that you are so loved by the Father. You are so loved!!!
Arise and eat for the time to be silent is no more….
Until next time,
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