Is God silent?
I often hear people say that they don’t feel God is with them. They don’t hear God. Where is He? Does He love only certain few? Does He have favorites? No. He loves all of us the same.
Jesus told us the greatest commandment:
I have come to realize that it is in the complete surrender to the Father that we find Him.
Often words will be spoken; “I pray to God, I asked Him to fix this”, “I love God, why doesn’t He love me?”, “Where is He?”, “Why does He leave me alone?”. I need a job, I need a car, I want a house, My kid is a mess, fix my marriage, etc. etc.
Do we go to Him with a laundry list, expecting him to wave some magic wand, kiss a wound and make it better?
The truth is – too often that may be the approach made. The approach made to our Faithful Father, who really is with all every second of the day – but for our asking.
God is not sitting on a chair up in the clouds, He is here among us, He is here in us. He is not some far off deity. Jesus walks among us, the Holy Spirit is within.
Something that gets lost, especially in religions that have laundry lists of “how to” be a Christian is the fact that we have our very own relationships with God – if we work on developing one. We have to give of ourselves too. In our human relationships we must give of self. In our relationship with God, we must give of self.
Absolute truth. Without my relationship with my Father, I have nothing. I am nothing.
It is important when we spend time with our Father to offer praise for all He is, all He does and all He will do. We acknowledge His power. We offer thanks for all He has done for us and we need to think about things that we can mention – not a blanket “thank you”. We pray for others and their well being, health and joy.
Lastly, we pray for our own personal intentions, not like a birthday or Christmas list, and we need to remember to ask God to help us help ourselves. Give us strength, guidance, wisdom. After all we are also responsible to take actions or make changes that we know God would want in order to help ourselves or those in our lives grow in God, love and life.
Listen, watch for His guidance. While going through difficult times, lean into God, walk with Jesus and be open to guidance from the spirit who is the helper God sent to us. Remain open, pray to remain open.
and . . .
Do your other leg work. Do you spend time reading your bible? If you don’t own a bible you can find online versions (I refer to all the time, my own bible is too large to carry everywhere – but I have access on my cell phone or any computer!). Reading the Bible is one part of our responsibility in our relationship with God. There really is a lot of love and wisdom within the pages. You will find guidance in His word. Are you helping others too?
While we’re working on growth, learning, healing, love – He is too!
Our triune God is ever present. We are never alone. If we are doing our part – and often when we fail to do our part, He is still working actively in all of our lives. Be prepared for surprises, what we think is not what He thinks….
Trust in Him. He knows what He’s doing ♥
Above and before any human. Bring your loves to God and, allow your loves to bring you to God. Trust in Him. He places people in our lives for a reason.
He may be silent – but He is here ♥