How are you? How is your week going? Have you taken some time to breathe this week?
A friend told me a few weeks ago about a coping mechanism. You breathe in through your nose, hold the air for about 3 seconds, and release through your mouth. You can do this several times in a row. It has calmed me down in moments of stress, and it has given me a clear head to think.
Our passages from this past Sunday touched on a similar topic: the discipline of silence. God calls us to be still and be silent before Him. We do it in worship of who He is and what He has done. We also do it in faith of the salvation that we have.
That’s why I believe Sabbaths are vitally important, and taking little “sabbaths” throughout the day is also important. In it, we are reminded of the Sovereignty and the Goodness of God. Also, we remember that God is with us and for us. Lastly, we bring ourselves back to the salvation that has already been accomplished by Christ.
We are able to trust in God and rest in His promises because of our silent Savior. Jesus took moments of silence throughout His ministry, and He was silent before His accusers. This silence led to His crucifixion. And in that cross, we have the foundation for our silence before Him.
Take some time this week and be silent before God. Take some time to breathe. Trust in His promises and character. Rest in His presence and love. Enjoy the salvation that has been bought for you through the blood of Jesus Christ.
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