Summit Takeaway #3: There are Secrets in Silence

“Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. (Psalm 46:10)

Being still and quiet. Probably two of the hardest things to do for all of us who live in the information age, and yet it is an essential to a successful Christian life. 

Mama Maggie Gobran said these words in her Leadership Summit talk:

“Silence your body to listen to the words. Silence your tongue to listen to your thoughts. Silence your thoughts to listen to your heart beating! Silence your heart to listen to your spirit. Silence your spirit, you listen to His spirit. In silence, you leave many, and be with the One.”

We have never needed Godly leaders to get quiet before God like we do now. When we refuse to get quiet before God and seek His direction, we end up taking our own path, preaching our own messages, leading people the way we see fit to lead them, making our own decisions, and living our lives the way we think is best.

Somehow I think that if we refuse to get quiet and seek God, we end up living lives that pale in comparison to the ones He has planned for us.

I believe the ability to silence ourselves is something that God is longing to see in the our generation. If we’ll get quiet, God will speak to us. He will lead us. He’ll show us what to do, what decision to make, what the next step is, how we’re to live our lives, and what He wants us to be learning right now.

“In silence, you leave many, and be with the One.”

The question is, do we have the discipline that it takes to hear the secrets of God that come only as we get silent?

Let’s all work on what may be the hardest skill to develop in the world that we live in. Let’s silent ourselves and all of the information bombarding us daily.



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