Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Being Quiet When Called to Be So

Ecclesiastes 3:1, 7 NIV: There is a time for everything...a time to be silent and a time to speak.

Whether ministering or engaging in conversation within a prayer meeting, there is a time for everything. Think about it...a time for everything, as if there were some primary architect of everything, engineering time for every event that takes place therein. God is our architect, and He has provided appropriate times for everything.

When do we yeild to the master plan? When do we yield to the architect? When do we yield to the needs of others when our own needs are so very real? When the Holy Spirit guides our interactions...we yield when called to yield.

My prayer is that I know when to yield. And I pray that all followers of Jesus Christ know when to yield, and when to put the needs of others before our own and put the plans of the Great Architect above all. Do we seek to know where we fit in the plans?

While these may seem to be ramblings, they are ramblings especially meaningful to me today. Today I reflected upon the verses cited at the head of this post. I pray to know when to speak...and more importantly, when to be silent. May the work of the Great Architect, Our Lord, guide and direct me to speak up when necessary, but more importantly, to be quiet and listen, when the situation requires.
All praise and honor to The Great Architect!

2 comments:

David Faulkner said...

Yes, it's very important to yield - in fact what I've just typed is a terrible understatement! My only caution about what you have said here is the use of the 'Great Architect' language, given its use in Freemasonry. I wonder how it can be redeemed after its unfortunate use there?

Brother Marty said...

David,
Thank you for your comment. By no means do I mean anything masonic in referring to Our Lord as "The Great Arcitect". Till you pointed it out I didn't realize the connection. Thanks.
The term was used solely in a humbling manner to acknowledge that it is God Almighty who brings order to chaos, and He who shows the way. Nothing more.
Thanks again for pointing this out. Freemasonry wasn't even on my radar!
Marty