“…We don’t have to rely on the world’s guesses and opinions…” [1 Corinthians 2:13]

There are days like today – when nothing flows – when the Word stares back at me and I wait.

For all of us there are days like this when stillness brings heavens silence and we wonder where is the river?  The voices of man’s wisdom clangs around in our brain and stops up the dam of discernment.  Revelation – understanding – insight – that moment when suddenly the ‘light goes on, the bell rings, the penny drops’.  Paul said, “We didn’t learn this by reading books or going to school; we learned it from God, who taught us person-to-person through Jesus.”   Oft times in our stillness we are listening for – what we can do and our own desire blocks the flow of clear direction and creativity.

There are times when as Lucille Ball wrote “I think knowing what you cannot do is more important than knowing what you can do”.   We need to catch our breath by declaring time-outs from the noisy world around us and listen for what we cannot do.  In His Presence the thoughts will come, the creativity will flow.  But for now it is a time of rest and listening not for new ideas and what we can do, but for wisdom to recognize the blockage and courage to unstop the deeper well of wholeness.

Further Reading:      Psalm 22:22-31; Proverbs 16:1-22