I have a genuine concern about the seemingly “silence” of God in our time and the confusion among those who claim to “hear” and continue to speak. Not that God is ever silent, but I use that term because we are seeking for specific answers, and none seem to be forthcoming.
I believe we have built a culture on using the name of God to forward our own agendas and not spend time to seek the heart of the true God. Nothing shows up our inconsistencies like a crisis and I have seen the look of despair even on the faces of those I know who know God personally.
My heart weeps at the reality that there are so many people claiming to know God and know what He is saying, when it’s obvious that we have literally silenced God by our choices and now that we need to hear from Him, we are greeted with silence.
I believe this is the time to seek the heart of the Father. We need to learn like Moses not to do anything unless God goes with us, and however long we need to wait and seek Him before we move, we need to remain in that posture of waiting and seeking so we get back to doing things with God and not just carry out our own misguided and personal will.
I believe this Scripture is yet to be the experience of most believers:
Whenever, though, they turn to face God as Moses did, God removes the veil and there they are—face-to-face! They suddenly recognize that God is a living, personal presence, not a piece of chiseled stone. And when God is personally present, a living Spirit, that old, constricting legislation is recognized as obsolete. We’re free of it! All of us! Nothing between us and God, our faces shining with the brightness of his face. And so we are transfigured much like the Messiah, our lives gradually becoming brighter and more beautiful as God enters our lives and we become like him. (2 Corinthians 3:16-18 – MSG).
In our time of crisis, we must now turn away from all that we have been focused on and turn our faces to Him until our own spiritual transformation and physical transfiguration begins.