May 23, 2020
Word of the day: 1 O God, do not remain silent; do not turn a deaf ear, do not stand aloof, O God. Psalm 83:1 NIV
Reflect: Take a moment and think about silence. Do you have time for being still and quiet? When someone is talking, are you silent as you listen, or are you interrupting when they are speaking?
Discussion Board: There is a time to be quiet and a time to talk. O God, do not remain silent; do not turn a deaf ear, not stand aloof (not friendly). What did you come up with on reflection time? When we ask God not to be silent or turn a deaf ear, there are times he doesn’t do that. If you aren’t hearing him, it’s a good chance you are not still and quiet when he is trying to speak. A lot of us may get upset with quiet time. I love quiet time. It allows me to think if I need to hear God. Being in a quiet place at your home on a timeframe that your household is quiet can benefit you. Your ears are open to God; your mind can hear God. In the book of Psalm, David cried out to God because he needed defense when people accused him of things David did not do. Our average response is to lash out and seek revenge. But when you have quiet time and let God hear you, he works at his timing and not ours. You will listen to him in return to handle situations you never thought you could handle on your own.
Takeaway: Remember, God is not turning the deaf ear. We may have times in our life where we are too busy to listen and accidentally set the deaf ear on him. It’s not our intention. Taking quiet time out of the day is how we can have open communication. What are your takeaways?
Prayer: Father, thank you for our fellowship. It is important to remember that our association is essential, no matter where we are in the world. We have friends to remind us of the gospel when we are lost. Thank you to all our friends spiritually connected to you. Thank you for your love. In Jesus’ name. Amen!