Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Solitude. Psalm 9:1-5 Sept 15 2020.
“I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will tell of Your marvellous works.” Psalm 9:1
We live in noise. Society is loud. It is a problem in the entire world. The world’s airwaves are filled with it. Fast pace living is prevalent everywhere.
Some of the “ noise” is useful, such as late breaking news telling us of an upcoming storm, or an amber alert telling us a child is missing. But a lot of what fills our ears is useless or pointless. So why is the noise there and why do we need it?
Richard Foster in his book The Celebration of Discipline says, “One reason is because we cannot bear to be silent in that it makes us seem so helpless... If we are silent who will take control?” Words often are not used to communicate, but instead are used to control. We use our words to manipulate our circumstances and to place our own fingertips on to a situation. If we don’t speak up than someone else will take control.
This is what needs to happen. God needs to take control. So often even in our prayers we do an over abundance of talking, petitioning and posturing. We do need to talk to God daily but we must also take time to be in utter solitude before Him and allow Him to to speak to us uninterrupted.
Let us filter out the noise and a listen to God’s voice. Silence your voice and allow God to be heard. You will be glad that you have Him in control of your life.