Since 1985, our charge has been to build a "spiritual house" within the Dallas real estate community. We are committed to sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with those who do not know Him personally; and to encourage and equip believers to walk more closely with the Lord Jesus Christ in business, family and personal relationships.
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"So, naturally, we proclaim Christ! We warn everyone we meet and we teach everyone we can, all that we know about Him so that, if possible, we may bring every man up to his full maturity in Christ. This is what I am working at all the time, with all the strength that God gives me."
SILENCE…is golden! And, boy do I agree! But in this day and age, where do you find it? Some elevators are now equipped with televisions; every electronic device has multiple pings and sounds, as well as auto locking and unlocking. The ones with the horn sound always scare me as I think they are blowing at me to get out of the way. Have you been to a sporting event recently, especially a basketball game? Concerts are in my past for several decades. My ears just can’t handle it any more. Certain worship services are deafening. The blaring of radios and televisions in restaurants and even in our homes interrupt good conversation. My hero is the person who created the mute button!
When I was younger I used to have the radio on in my car continually; probably turned up too high as is the case with the rap enthusiasts that are sitting next to you at an intersection, and you can hear their music with all the windows rolled up. Now, in a search for quiet, my car is a sanctum of silence-for the most part. More and more I search for the times of silence that permit me to reflect, meditate and enjoy moments of an undisturbed and uncluttered mind. Early in the morning is the best part of the day for me to seek refuge from the busyness of the day.
While we are encouraged to seek silence in our daily walk with the Lord, the Psalmist pleads with God to not be silent.“Do not be silent, O God! Do not hold Your peace, and do not be still, O Lord! (83:1)“Do not be silent, O God of my praise” (109:1). We want to hear Him so we may know Him.“Be still, and know that I am God” (46:10a). Many times it is a whisper so the more silent we can be the better we can hear His voice. Elijah attested to that. He didn’t hear God in a great and strong wind, an earthquake or fire, but in a still small voice. God gave Elijah a revelation, but only through obedience as he stood still in the mouth of the cave and listened for the Lord to speak.
Like Elijah and the Psalmists, we don’t want to miss those specific revelations God has uniquely prepared for each of us. I can give personal testimony to this. DREM and Abiding Fathers were birthed during silent worship. I have found the best way to hear is silently through His word! How about you? SSSHHHHH!!!! Did you hear that?
Bill C. Dotson
Scripture taken from the New King James Version