Monday, March 18, 2013
Passing the Test
The Testing Phase
“Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; ...” John 3:11
Have you wondered why sometimes the Lord is silent? If we don’t have understanding, we can misinterpret His silence.
First of all, He is a heavenly Father. He is not like your earthly father. You may view God's silence in the way that you experienced your earthly fathers silence. For me, silence meant that my father was probably pretty displeased with something I may have done that disappointed him or he was simply just caught up in his own thoughts and problems and maybe didn't know what to do about them. God always knows what to do. He created the next step that you will take.
Secondly, He is not silent because He is upset with you; because you blew the last assignment. He is not silent because He has changed His mind on the assignment that He gave you. He is silent when you are taking a test.
He is a good Teacher and a good teacher will not continue to teach when the student is taking a test. If God is silent right now, you are being tested on what you just learned. Passing a test gives you an excellent testimony. A testimony that is the witness that you have passed a test and are moving on in your spiritual maturity. As soon as you past the test and are able to give testimony of what you have learned, you will hear Him speak again - speak about other things- things that will help you to grow even more. Do not despair in the silence. Even when God is silent He is still with you and cheering you on!
Show me clearly the next step so that I may walk in Your path, in Your truth. Open my spirit, open my heart. I humble myself and my own thoughts in order to hear and obey You.
I want to live in the fullness of what you have for me and be consumed with Your heart for me. Help me to pass the tests that come my way so I may overcome. Guide me with Your wisdom, guide me with your Truth.
Help me not to lean on my own understanding when testing comes. I believe that You are with me, even in the silence.
In Jesus' Name, Amen!