Listening to God before We Speak for Him   3 comments

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This is from the Life is Worship blog:

“Holy men of soberer and quieter times than ours knew well the power of silence. David said, I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; and my sorrow was stirred. My heart was hot within me; while I was musing the fire burned: then spake I with my tongue. There is a tip here for God’s modern prophets. The heart seldom gets hot while the mouth is open. A closed mouth before God and a silent heart are indispensable for the reception of certain kinds of truth. No man is qualified to speak who has not first listened. It might well be a wonderful revelation to some Christians if they were to get completely quiet for a short time, long enough, let us say, to get acquainted with their own souls, and to listen in the silence for the deep voice of the Eternal God. The experience, if repeated often enough, would do more to cure our ulcers than all the pills that ever rolled across a desk.”

–A.W. Tozer

 

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3 responses to “Listening to God before We Speak for Him

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  1. Tozer knew the path

    • Amen.

      One time I was hitchhiking in Idaho and this Christian picked me up. He told me that once A.W. Tozer was invited to speak at this Christian college or seminary. In his message, Tozer said that half the students at that college weren’t even saved. I am sure THAT went over like a lead balloon.

      Prophets need to speak what the Lord tells them to speak.

  2. Reblogged this on Lutheran Ladies Connection and commented:
    I think this is a great point. We need to listen in prayer before we speak.

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