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Is God Silent?

Posted on: 7-15-112017

Tonight my husband shared something he heard today and it’s been on my mind ever since. He said he heard someone ask how we can say God is silent if we haven’t even opened our Bible. It’s a very valid question, I’m afraid. It’s so easy to blame God for being silent when we are doing nothing to hear from Him. We could also ask how we can say God is silent if we haven’t even spent one minute in prayer or how can we say He is silent when we haven’t stopped long enough to even notice the blessings He has given us. Part of our problem, myself included, is that we treat God like a genie in a bottle. We want something and we expect Him to magically show up and grant our requests. The sad part is, even if God was a genie in the bottle, we probably wouldn’t want to make the effort to take the bottle down off of the shelf and take the top off to summon Him because the truth of the matter is that we don’t want to put the effort into our relationship with God that will result in us hearing from Him or seeing Him at work. We want God to do all of the work and us to just sit back and reap the benefits. If this is our attitude, we will never have an up close and personal relationship with God. Yes, we may know Him, but we may never experience Him. Any relationship requires effort on both sides. Our relationship with God is not an different. We get out what we put in!

“Call to Me and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things you do not know.” Jeremiah 33:3

 

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