This is a REPOST of mine from 1/21/2018. It seems ever more true today so I'm led to send it out again.
Oswald Chambers: "Whenever God gives a vision to a saint, He puts him in the shadow of His hand and the saint's duty is to be still and listen. There is a darkness which comes from excess of light and that is the time to LISTEN. Never try and help God fulfill His word."
Wow. That timely word deeply spoke to me; perhaps it speaks also to you. I feel that I cannot see and I cannot hear right now in the spirit realm. I feel blind and deaf like a person groping in the dark. Yet I had not considered that it is dark in a shadow!
Psalm 91: "He who dwells in the shelter of El Elyon (the Most High) will rest in the shadow of El Shaddai." Is that why it has felt so dark in these past few months? Because I am in His shadow? I had thought I knew the plan He had for me and I was hurrying to get all the pieces in place. Perhaps I've been trying to help God fulfill his word! Is it really stalled on HIS timetable? His plan? His blueprint? No, it's me...trying to shorten the process I have to go through to be ready. Oswald Chambers went on: "Abraham went through 13 years of silence, but in those years all self-sufficiency was destroyed." No more helping God to get the job done! No more thinking that I know more about the fulfillment of this vision than He does!
I saw a picture today of a sign hanging on a friend's wall. It said, "God wants to write the story of your life. Put down the pen." Wow!
What if I set aside all thought of this future vision and decided to be content and joyful in the present? What if I learned to accept the silence of this darkness as the shadow, the shelter of El Shaddai - the dark, quiet place of the womb where I wait for Him to bring birth?
You have me in the shadow of Your hand, Father and it is my duty to be still - and listen - and know that You are God.
Kelly Ferrari Mills