"Yet a time is coming
and has now come when the true worshipers will worship
the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the
kind of worshipers the Father seeks." - John 4:23

My Heavenly Daddy is healing
me from the inside out.

Transparency is Real.
Many times painful.

Daddy let me be secure in You only!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


I went to a prayer and worship meeting last night.

Like some of us, I have been under attack this week from the enemy in my physical health.

At the prayer meeting my Spirit was telling me to just sit alone and be silent as best I could. Well, for me that it a hard task these days. The presence of the Holy Spirit becomes so great on me that I cannot sit still. But, I did notice a change in me last night. Maybe because I was not feeling 100% or being obedient to the Lord's asking or the combination of both.

The Lord is continuing to work on deep issues with me. Self worth being the priority. A very painful issue. I realized after leaving the prayer meeting crying and frustrated, that self worth is going to be a toughie for me to break through.

Last night I felt He wanted me just to sit in His presence. However long it may take as well in my personal life. Be silent. Do not expect. Do not try and figure out 'what went wrong to cause me to be like this.' But, to be pleasantly surprised when His goodness happens.

In my Spirit I believe that conquering this stronghold will change multitudes of other struggles that stem from it with me. Obtaining a healthy perspective of myself will be the key for me to really being set free.

And how ironic that today's devotional touches on this topic. Only God, huh?

Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together."—Thomas Carlyle

Silence does not draw attention to itself. It is the ultimate in letting go and letting be. It is the opposite of the great dramatic event, so we easily forget silence is a basic means by which we grow. We live in a "can do" society that applauds a man of action who gets a job done. Perhaps we learned to think that being alone in silence is empty time with nothing happening.

In truth, some great things happen only by decisive action, but other great things happen only when we get ourselves out of the way and simply allow them to occur. It would be foolish to believe only in action and miss the benefits that come from quiet moments. When we withdraw from the hubbub of the world around us and quiet our minds, we are making room for great things to fashion themselves together.

Today, I will remember the importance of silence in my growth. I will set aside some of my busyness and be still.

Hazelden Foundation


  1. nice. yeah you know there are those times we just have to sit and let him hold us...and they are nice...

  2. This post really spoke to me. I've always needed the silence. That's where I've always fround my strength. Have a great day.

  3. Be silent and know I am God. It is very hard sometime to get quiet enough to let Him minister to us. You are going a great job and leading by example. He will restore us to the women He wants us to be. Confident in Him. Through Christ we will be able to say we are not ashamed because of what he has done for us.

  4. Thank you all. I had an amazing experience just a while ago under the anointing while watching Benny Hinn! Wo-

  5. I wish to have that moment to be in His presence some days. Though I do feel the guidance of spirit when the situation arises.

  6. JBR it's so nice to know when you're in the presence of the Lord his teaching is beneficial. Thanks for sharing what he's doing in your life. God Bless.

  7. It's in those silent times that I'm able to recharge. He who has begun the good work in you will bring it to completion.

  8. It is hard to be still...though we know He is God...But if we are able to master this...the art of listening and being still, what a wonderful way to draw nearer to our Savior. Take care JBR! God bless.

  9. Good reminder to us to stop and be still..to allow the Holy Spirit to minister to us..Thank you!

  10. Self-esteem continues to be an issue for work in my life as well. I think it may continue to be so for the rest of this lifetime. It is huge!

    Thank you so much for stopping by twice with hugs since I made my "last official blog post coming up" announcement. I will forever appreciate how you have always managed to come by with your sweet support and loving hugs, no matter what is currently going on in your own life. Thanks for being you, JBR. :) (((((((JBR)))))))

  11. JBR, I have to agree with you on the self-esteem issues. Like you I know that is a big problem for me. I am thankful that God thinks I am worthy enough to put me on the anvil, and pound and shape me into the person He knows I will be. Like refining silver. It is in the journey that we come to let God do his best work.

    Being silent has always been a problem for me. I am learning to be still and listen. I could so relate to your post today.

    Thank you my friend for sharing this post today.

    Peace and love be with you.

  12. you know it's true for all of us JBR... sometimes we need to stop struggling and figuring everything out, and just KNOW that He is God and He can be trusted, and just be quiet in that knowledge. Good words today my friend!

  13. just sit in His presence. That's often all we need to do. It's handing over everthing to Him & being able to listen to Him.

    Blessings to you,

  14. "Be silent. Do not expect. Do not try and figure out 'what went wrong to cause me to be like this.' But, to be pleasantly surprised when His goodness happens".

    Very profound and so very true...but still something I wrestle with at times....

  15. (whispered) yes
    yes, indeed.
    I will be still.
    Thank you for this soft reminder
    to go quiet.

  16. I like silence too - it is so peaceful and that is where I find God. sandie