DECEMBER 22 SILENCE IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD

Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still.

—Psalm 4:4

The Bible and Christian biography make a great deal of silence, but we of today make of it exactly nothing….

At the risk of being written off as an extremist or a borderline fanatic we offer it as our mature opinion that more spiritual progress can be made in one short moment of speechless silence in the awesome presence of God than in years of mere study. While our mental powers are in command there is always the veil of nature between us and the face of God. It is only when our vaunted wisdom has been met and defeated in a breathless encounter with Omniscience that we are permitted really to know, when prostrate and wordless the soul receives divine knowledge like a flash of light on a sensitized plate. The exposure may be brief, but the results are permanent. ROR168-169

Today, Lord, I long for that moment of silence in Your majestic presence. Speak, Lord, in this stillness. Amen. [1]


[1] Tozer, A. W., & Eggert, R. (2015). Tozer on the almighty god: a 365-day devotional. Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers.

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