Moses understood that when we are still, God fights for us. When the Israelites were under enormous pressure from Pharaoh, he said: “Do not be afraid… The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The Lord will fight for you; you need only be still.” (Ex. 14:13-14)
One of the greatest gifts we can offer the church, and the world, is a return to the biblical practice of silence and stillness. But like Moses, we must learn it first.
All religions practice silence. What makes silence unique for us is that we are silent before the Lord. For unless we learn to be quiet in God’s presence and not simply talk, how will our relationship with Him develop any depth? How will we hear Him?
The core of the EH Spirituality Course and the EH Relationships Course is about equipping people to be with Jesus in silence, stillness, and Scripture. We do this through a Daily Office devotional called EHS Day by Day: A 40-Day Journey with the Daily Office. I recently re-recorded a new introduction to this that incorporated my newest learnings on how to integrate a healthy dimension of silence into our spiritual lives.
Let me invite you to watch the short video below and consider beginning, or deepening, your practice of silence and stillness.