Do Not Be Silent

An old-looking page of cursive writing. The words of Acts 18:9 ESV are overlaid which say, "And the Lord said to Paul one night in a vision, “Do not be afraid, but go on speaking and do not be silent,"
by Beeda Speis for Peace in the Stillness blog

God sends me encouragement just when I feel I’m at my lowest. Just when I think, “I might as well give up,” God steps in and lets me know to keep on keeping on. “Keep sharing words.” “Do not be silent.”

My husband tells me I sign up for too many things, I sign on for too much, and he’s right. But when I consider what I can give up, I can’t choose. There are so many great Bible studies and I just want to ingest all there is to learn about God and His word. I’m praying about it because I don’t want to be spread so thin that I’m not learning anything well. It’s better to learn a few things really well than to learn a lot of stuff and not have a good understanding because my brain is overloaded.

If He wants me to continue as I am, I pray for a sense of peace about it. If He doesn’t want me to do it all, then I pray He shows me what to let go of. Don’t be afraid to move mountains (Matthew 17:20). Just be sure that’s the plan, first.

Bible Verse of the Day

And the Lord said to Paul one night in a vision, “Do not be afraid, but go on speaking and do not be silent,
Acts 18:9 ESV


Father, I pray that you speak to us and guide us as to how we are to serve and worship You. May we wait on You and be patient for Your perfect timing in answering our prayers. May we be reminded to take everything to You in prayer and not try to go it alone. Please lead, guide, and direct us. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

Prayer for Ukraine

Lord, we pray for everyone in Ukraine. Please wrap a hedge of protection around them, Lord. Protect them. Help them. Please be with Your servants, the missionaries who decided not to leave. May they be a blessing to others. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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