He Speaks in the Stillness, Too

Dear fellow readers and writers, it’s been a while since my last post. I’ve been contributing for Christian Mingle as of late, so my writing time has been dedicated there for the time being. Still, today, I took a sick day because I’ve not been feeling well and decided to press into His goodness and thought I’d share a little word with you. Thanks for taking the time to read. I hope it encourages you through your mid-week.

So, you woke up today, darling. You said a silent prayer and perhaps hoped for some divine manifestation to happen in your life—something audible and clear that confirms your life to holiness.

We need to remember that yes, God speaks through earthquakes, storms, and whirlwinds, but He also speaks in the gentlest of whispers.

Sometimes, we worry that we can’t hear God, and therefore, we cry struggled prayers wondering if He’s disappointed in us. Rest in the truth that if you call to Him, He will answer you. “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” Jeremiah 33:3

God doesn’t do the extravagant every single time He wants to tell you something. Like Elijah, who didn’t hear God’s voice in the mighty wind, the earthquake, or the fire, but in the still small voice afterwards.

Quite often, while we’re seeking the overt, perceptible voice, there is God, speaking to us the most beautiful truth in a gentle whisper. And it’s not about confirming our strive for righteousness, it’s God confirming His righteousness, grace, and relentless love over our lives.

God speaks divine direction in the stillness, too.

 

Love,

Samantha

 

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I was recently reminded of the prophecy in Ezekiel and was moved by this passage yet again.

“Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances.” Ezekiel 25-27Read More »

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When we were young, we had a certain innocence about love. It wasn’t tarnished or even confusing. It was rather simple.

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It wasn’t a gentle fall either–it was rough. I found myself alone, on the floor of my closet, weeping.

It has nothing to do with the fact that I am an emotional woman, but everything to do with humbling myself to the point of falling.

I found myself recapturing my life’s moments–the good and the bad–and felt myself smiling, and also pursing my lips in wonder.

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