BE QUIET, REFLECT AND LISTEN
Charles R. Swindoll gives us his second point from the life of Saul. “Second, instead of talking more, be quiet and reflect.” Words are everywhere! As the types of media multiply and become more available to almost everyone, it is hard to go anywhere and not have some information or noise be surrounding us and entering our minds.
David found that the most strengthening moments in his life were waiting on the Lord in silence (Psalm 62:1, 5). “But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me” (131:2). It was an intentional move of David that expresses an attitude of dependence on the Lord (verse 1), and the mind of a learner.
This is what happened with Saul in Arabia. He met with the Lord who sorted out all the confusing things that happened in his previous life, putting them in the right perspective. “But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ” (Philippians 3:7–8).
We will never gain this attitude of heart, mind and desire for Christ unless we purposely find the time and place of solitude with the Lord. Come back tomorrow for the third point.
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