When God Is Silent, It Might Be Because He Has Already Spoken.

Immanuel Church elder Matt Waldrep once posted this on Facebook:

“It is no aid to anyone to simply state that we ought to pray for God’s will to be done in a circumstance about which he has already spoken plainly in his word, especially if there is an implicit call to action for you. Yes pray, but act and discern rightly where the word gives license.”

He makes an important point. If scripture has already spoken, then we don’t need to inquire further. If you’re waiting for God to reveal his will about whether you should rob a liquor store or not, the answer is “no.” No, you shouldn’t, and God’s pretty clear about that in the Bible.

But I really feel led to do it.

No, you don’t.

Pray for me, that I would mount up with wings like eagles, that I would walk in wisdom, that no weapon formed against me would prosper. I’m more than a conqueror, and I claim the contents of the liquor store’s cash register in the almighty name of JESUS!

I’ll pray for you, but because you’re clearly deluding yourself. When God is silent, it might be because He has already spoken.

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