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Silence

By Kyle Patterson, Editor.

Silence.

Truth be told silence is one of the most difficult yet most rewarding disciplines. Early morning, late night, when the world around me has finally settled down, there is something so powerful about encountering God when no one else is looking. Take away the flashing lights and impressive music. When the crowd is gone, is when our hearts are revealed. Matter of fact it’s what our Lord modeled for us. (See Luke 5:16) Yet, the discipline of prayer and silence is so counter-cultural, it takes intentional follow through to make it happen. Reminds me of the book of Hebrews: Strive to enter His rest.

I like what musician Misty Edwards said,
“Solitude is being alone and talking to God. Isolation is being alone and talking to yourself.”

It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle and forget the simplicity of purity of devotion to Christ. Funny thing…Paul wrote the Corinthians about that very thing. It’s so simple, yet so profound. God has reconciled the world to himself in Christ. Experience it. Experience Him. Drink the Spirit in. Surrender all to Him and wait and see his resurrection at work in and through you.