When The Wind Dies

August 7, 2012 — Leave a comment

Stillness

It is amazing to have a full wind in your sails and moving in the direction the Spirit is moving. There is an excitement that only comes by moving in perfect step with the plan of God for your life. The clouds pass over head, and you can feel the destination drawing closer, and the adrenaline  is running high and strong. Completeness is felt, and you thank God for direction that can be felt and seen.

But what happens when the wind dies? What happens when everything goes completely still, and there is no movement at all? Has God  changed  His mind?  I have learned over all the years that calmness and silence is at times the loudest voice God uses to speak into our lives. It is almost like God is saying to you, “You trust me when all is moving, but can you trust me when all is silent and still?”

Silence and stillness can build a great warrior for God if you embrace it, if you trust it, and learn to love it. I use to be afraid of stillness, until I remembered that God said in His word to “be still and known that I am God.” You see, knowing God happens in the still times also.

For anyone out there today feeling empty, and without direction, and in the middle  of non-movement, I say to you loud, “BE STILL AND KNOW THAT HE IS GOD.”

Stillness is an amazing place, and it’s just as much a part of your call as forward motion is. Stillness is what happens right before God drops you into greatness.

 

Steve Wright

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Lead Pastor of Legacy Church and Author of The Descent to Compassion

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