Psalm 39:12-13 New International Version (NIV)12 “Hear my prayer, Lord,
listen to my cry for help;
do not be deaf to my weeping.
I dwell with you as a foreigner,
a stranger, as all my ancestors were.
13 Look away from me, that I may enjoy life again
before I depart and am no more.”
SILENCE ~ David cried out in Chapter 39 of Psalm.
He spoke to God and need to wait to hear from him. There are times in our lives when we cry out and need to wait on God. So much can take place in one day and we either feel God near or far away. No matter what, we must turn to him and speak the prayer of faith. Just knowing that God is God and our decisions makes a difference.
SILENT TREATMENT ~ How you ever thought about how you are the one who is silent to God? Maybe you don't pray or give praise at times of life. I had times when I know I was silent with God. Day after day would pass and no praise came from me. I hit a rough season of life when I was in my 30's and decided to pull away from God. I would not recommend pulling away from God at all, it is God who can restore and completes us.
When I was in high school, there were no cell phone, iPads or communication like there is now. I had a friend who gave me the silent treatment and I disliked it so much. It actually scared me so bad that even today I struggle with people who don't answer a text message or call. I tried for days to talk to her at school and call her on the telephone but it took her days to let it go. Then one day, she would contact me and our communication started again. There happen several times and I found myself in tears so much. I realize now it wasn't a healthy friendship at all. As we grew older, our separation happen for life. I never could reach her and never really knew why. I had to let go of what I couldn't change and realize it wasn't healthy for me anyway. I'm sharing this story because some of you might have unhealthy relationships in life and need to let go.
Philippians 4:7 New International Version (NIV)And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
God is still the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. His plan is for us to live happy and healthy. I like how I know God is my peace. I have learned to guard my heart and my mind. We might not realize how much the mind filters in one day. So many thoughts of the past and so many things that take our time away. Purpose your time in a good day and count blessings of this day. My friend Darlene gave me a small piece of wood that says: LIVE IN TODAY. It is a powerful statement for me because my past can often press into my day and I must kick somethings out.
GUARD YOUR HEAR AND YOUR MIND ~
They to together and stay in peace
SILENCE ~ Don't be silent with God
He is a real friend and offers a way out of sin, new beginnings and answers prayers. He is a miracle workers and changer of minds. I am glad that he grabbed my heart and continues to teach me his ways. I learn daily of things I could have done different and also how to live in a new day. Freedom of mind is a great thing to have and I know my example makes a difference. Purpose this a good day and don't be silence to God or your real friends.