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Silence is golden
devotion by Sis. Bala Samson
Thursday, Jun 09, 2022

 

Gazing in silence

 

Genesis 24:21Meanwhile, the man (Eliezer, servant of Abraham) was gazing at her in silence, to know whether the LORD had made his journey successful or not.”

You know what, when you are close with an anointed person, that glory would rub off on you too, I think this has happened for Eliezer who learnt to worship and pray like his master Abraham.  Who you move with/stay with is very important, was not Abraham called ‘Friend of God’?  I loved the above portion where Eliezer silently gazes at Rebekah to confirm with God if ‘this’ was the right person for his master’s son. Wow! The key is silence!  We need to quietly wait for God’s confirmation and not make noise. Ah and hoooo is not God’s way, He wants us to gaze at Him in silence like Abraham’s servant.  Anybody listening?

Daniel “knew that the writing was signed,” yet he did not say a word or do anything other than walk into his prayer room. Remarkable attitude! His silence, patience and reticence revealed his faith in ‘his God.’ Nothing could shake him. David says in Psalm 16:8 “I have set the Lord always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.” The true mark of spiritual maturity is to learn to ‘stay quiet”. The Bible says in Proverbs 10:19 “In the multitude of words sin is not lacking, but he who restrains his lips is wise.” We live in a world where the “toughest survive”, the “loudest are lauded” and the ‘aggressive ones are appreciated”. Having worked for many years in public sectors and multinational companies, I have seen how the boisterous ones excel. But listen, God’s blessings are eternal and would surely come on you when you patiently endure the heat like Daniel and wait for God to show up in your life silently.

The heathen king Darius spotted ‘an excellent spirit” in Daniel and the Bible says that the king “thought of setting him over the whole realm.” Why was Daniel promoted and blessed beyond measure? Because of an ‘excellent spirit’ in him. Because of God in him. A person who walks with God has such a spirit.  Any real inner strength you have, is developed in your quiet time alone with God, where He teaches you and enables you to grow. It is clear that Daniel is such a man. The strength he received to face the lions came from his prayer closet. Are you listening? The Bible says in Daniel 6:23 “ ..So Daniel was taken out of the den, and no injury whatever was found on him, because he believed in his God.”

Let us learn to silently gaze at God and wait for Him to confirm with us all that we are planning like Eliezer and not rush into doing things our own way. God bless you!

 

 

 

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