My soul, wait in silence for God… for my hope is from Him.
Psalm 62:5 NAS
When gold is refined over extreme heat the first thing to come to the top is the “dross” and the last thing to be separated from it is silver, a less precious metal that often blends with the raw gold ore. What a picture! Most of us are unable to separate the “good” from the “bad”, so Malachi writes, “He will purify…and refine them like gold” Mal 3:3. He dose it because we don’t know how to!
Personal failure is usually the result of a slow steady build-up rather than a single act. It happens when we focus on our career and neglect our character. So God calls us to the place of solitude- a place with no distractions- in order to probe our deepest thoughts and open our eyes to certain issues that need our attention. Its here that He makes us aware of the things that we try to hide from others.
There’s no way to have a deeper more intimate relationship with God without the rarest of all disciplines- absolute silence. Listen, “Be still, and know that I am God” (Ps 46:10 NIV)
Your Bible is filled with references to the value of waiting before God it’s here that the junk we’ve accumulated during the busy hours of our day gets filtered out. With the debris out of the way we’re able to see things more clearly and feel God’s nudging more sensitively. So, rearrange your schedule and make time to be alone with God!
ONYE NWEANYI NO N’OLU!