Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Golden Silence


My husband and I go to small group once a week. At the end of each meeting, naturally, we all voice prayer concerns and/or praises. It has almost become somewhat funny that neither he, nor I, ever have any concerns. Our life together feels blessed and – for the most part – trouble free. Lately, though, I have been wondering: Is our silence a good thing?

Psalm 150:6
“Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.” – NIV

When we are broken in despair or feeling the crushing need for a Savior, our time with God is an essential step in our day. We would not miss a chance to petition the Lord for anything. After all, He is the Healer. He is the Sovereign God who controls our circumstances and sustains us in seasons of stress.

When we need Him, we seek Him.

How easily this urgency seems to slip away when we are basking in the glory of our blessings. Our need to praise Him falls much lower on our emergency scale than our need to petition Him.

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