Sometimes Saying Nothing ~ Is Saying Something Great!

To set up this scenario appropriately, the situation must be filled with quiet expectancy. Matter-of-fact, the louder and stronger and more intense the expectancy is, the more that silence screams loudly with the thunderous impact of an earthquake.
If you have been reading my blogs consistently, then you know I am obsessed with learning the ways of God. One of the reasons for my extreme curiosity on this subject comes from the comment that Apostle Paul made in Hebrews about God’s observation: “They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known My ways.” Here, God identifies a common human error, an error in the heart. It is a deep-rooted misunderstanding about the ways of God.
Isaiah explains the difficulty in understanding the ways God: “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.” Apostle Paul comments upon the complexity of this contradiction: “For consider Him that endured such contradiction of sinners against Himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.” He is simply saying the ways of God contradict everything the human flesh desires to do.
So it is almost on a perpetual scale ~ when the pressure increases to say something, silence then speaks volumes. Did not this occur when Jesus Christ was facing the judgment of His life concerning His own death, and Pilate asked Him a question in order for Him to defend Himself? And Jesus answered him not!
It is the power of silence that concludes the arguments, and becomes the evidence for one element that can turn heaven in your favor: “Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” This belief is not something you say out loud, but it is the confidence that is in the intentions that come from a pure heart. And God can only discern that in your silence.
Now let me give you a practical parable to illustrate the divine importance of how the ways of God are found in keeping silence. God promised a young beautiful godly woman, who is at the perfect age to marry, that the perfect husband is coming and will overtake her. But each month she is tempted by little attacks that tell her the opposite. Her friends and family make jokes, and laughingly say things like, “Where is he?” or, “What about this one?”
Family pressure becomes so great that she finally realizes the only thing she can say is ~ nothing! At first, friends and family are offended by her lack of response. (Didn’t Jesus say, “And then shall many be offended”?) The silence month after month becomes almost unbearable for her. Then, on the day she is least expecting it, her dream man overtakes her, he is the perfect match, and all she has to say is, “Yes!”
This is the way of God.


Published by Gazowsky

Richard Gazowsky pastors a church in San Francisco called A Place to Meet Jesus. He has authored books,"Teach Me to Pray, I'm Falling Asleep" and "The Prophetic Whisper" as well as movie scripts. He currently feels the call of God to pray on the Periscope App everyday. Join him in prayer!

One thought on “Sometimes Saying Nothing ~ Is Saying Something Great!

  1. Yes, Yes Yes….we don’t have to defend God’s word…it speaks for itself…I love this Pastor Richard….So many friends have tried to talk me out of God’s word over my life or try to get me to say something I would regret or do something I would regret. Blessed is he who takes no offence at me….Matthew 11:6 🙂 So many times people try to get us to take offence at our situation at our lives to get tied up when God seems to be distant and the word is contradicting our circumstances but God is working in the secret places of our lives perfecting us and preparing us for His Kairos moments in life. I’m sure Sarah and Abraham had a lot they could have taken offence to but they were framed by a word which was a promised son which looked impossible to the eyes but God was faithful to His word.

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