Thursday, June 6, 2013

Without A Word

" quietness and trust 
is your strength..."
Isaiah 30:15

As His children, sometimes God calls us to speak up and speak out in faith.  Sometimes He commands us to be quiet in trust.  Both can be challenging, out-of-comfort-zone experiences. Yet obedience to God, in the speaking out or in the hushing up, brings the harvest of His joy and blessings.

I find that often our worthiest words are those quietly spoken only to Jesus in prayer. Unspoken to others, our most valuable words are whispered only to the Lord in obedience, trust, humility and self-control. 

The other morning morning as I was spending time in God's Word, He serendipitously strung the following verses together for me.  I love Him for confirming these truths to me!  Reading in Genesis, I read this passage in chapter 24. Then He sweetly reminded me of these other verses:

Without saying a word,
the man watched her closely
to learn whether or not
the LORD had made his journey successful.
Genesis 24:21

Wives, in the same way be submissive to your husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, when they see the purity and reverence of your lives.
1 Peter 3:1-2

He was oppressed and He was afflicted,
Yet He opened not His mouth;
He was led as a lamb to the slaughter,
And as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
So He opened not His mouth
Isaiah 53:7

Often times, God's will and purposes in our lives are ushered in as we open our hearts, minds and ears, and open not our mouths. 

Successful journeys.

Husbands won over to Christ.

Salvation and redemption.

All of this while our mouths are hushed in obedience.

Our quietness demonstrates our trust and faith in HIM.  He is our Defender, our Redeemer, our Salvation, our Way and our Provider.  What glory He receives when He works His purposes through our quietness and trust.

"…the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit,
which is of great worth in God’s sight."  1 Peter 3:4

Thank You, Lord, for Your faithful Word!!!

I am honored today to have one of my published devotions "Worthy Words" featured at A Woman Inspired Ministry. Please click over and visit...there just may be a surprise waiting there for you! Like an opportunity to win His worthy Word:

"Your word has given me life..."

Psalm 119:50


LuAnn Poli said...

Wonderful post, Sharon. A perfect reminder to calmly, quietly trust Him. Thank you.

Heather said...

Your writing, ordained by a sweet, loving God is a precious reminder that in the quiet moments, a lot can happen when we trust Him. Several summers ago, you said something that prompted me to "get more quiet" with the world while I was spending more time with Him in the Word. It blessed me so incredibly...thank you for reminders that we can place into action!