BEING

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“Speak to the silence of my heart
Speak to the silence of my heart 
And I will wait for You
I will wait for You
I will wait for You to come
Lord, won’t You come.” United Pursuit, Speak to the Silence

When I first heard the line, “speak to the silence of my heart” in the song “Speak to the Silence” I didn’t really understand what it meant. I better understand now.
I struggle constantly with being. Everyday I fail to sit, listen and be. Just being is a vital part of the Christian life, a vital part of connecting to the heart of God. You have to first be nothing and simply be, to hear the voice of your Father. Listen to the silence. (Learn to hear God above the chaos too) Every single night I read in my devotional, the words urging me to simply sit in God’s presence, and I still fail to listen. There’s always something I’d rather do than just be with my Savior. And I miss the point of being a Christian, a Christ follower. Reading others words and reading God’s Word is significantly important. But prayer and worship are direct raw communication with the God of the Universe. “Worship is connection.” Bethel, Breathe

We must be Mary sitting at Jesus’ feet, listening; being poured into. We were designed to constantly be communicating with our Father. We were made to walk in the garden. When you talk to a person, you’re both communicating, not just one person is talking the entire time. In the same way we must learn to consistently communicate with Jesus, but also listen to Him. All Jesus wants is your heart. He wants to hear your voice but He wants to share His heart with you. So stop. Listen. Be. Listen to the silence, as God’s speaks to the silence of your heart.

We must learn the voice of our Father, of Jesus, of the Holy Spirit. We must lay down our “to do’s” and be. Recognizing the whispers of Jesus may be one of the most important things to learn. “I’ve long since stopped feeling guilty about taking being time; its something we all need for our spiritual health, and often don’t take enough of it.” Madeleine L’Engle, Walking on Water

As you rush into starting high school, college, a new job, or a different art form; stop: be. Ask the Lord to “slow me down.” Listen to the silence, stay open to the voice of the Spirit. Staying open-hearted, authentic, and vulnerable makes it easier to hear Jesus. Because you’re not hiding from pain or being fake, you are simply you.

In less than two weeks I start high school and I’ll be dancing about ten plus hours a week. I am about to jump into a season of “figuring out what I want to do with the rest of my life.” I am about to start a year full of fun, craziness, and business. And I’m scared that I’ll forget to be. I’m scared that I’ll fail to learn to listen to the voice of God. But I’m going to try. To try to really live amidst the business of life. I am going to learn how to listen. To learn how to be.

Why do you think we are called human beings?

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