This devotion was inspired during my personal devotions. God just kept speaking to me this message that, you just can’t keep silent. So much so, that I jumped on Instagram Live and shared about it. I hope this inspires you to not keep silent.
You Just Can’t Keep Silent
Growing up, my pastor’s wife, Mrs. Connie Shepherd was a very quiet woman, a little on the reserved side but when she spoke out in church with a prophetic word, she raised her voice and spoke with power and an authority I have seldom heard. The church would go silent when Mrs. Shep spoke. There was a holy hush and an awe that filled the place, and we knew, God was speaking directly to us.
I think Mrs. Shepherd was a lot like Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist. When she became pregnant as a woman passed her time for childbearing, Scripture tells us that when Mary; pregnant with Jesus, came into her house,
“Elizabeth was filled to overflowing with the Holy Spirit!
With a loud voice she prophesied with power.”
Luke 1:42 TPT
As soon as Elizabeth was done hootin’ and a hollerin’ about what God had done and was going to do, Mary follows suit and breaks out into song about the mercy of God and how crazy it is that He chose her to carry the Christ into the world.
“And Mary sang this song: My soul is ecstatic,
overflowing with praises to God!”
The world may be full of women who just can’t keep silent… but the Bible is full of women who just couldn’t keep silent about Christ and what He’s done for them. Personally, that’s why I do what I do and as we look at the women in Christ’s life, you can see how they don’t keep silent and I hope it inspires you to open your mouth and share, because when God does something, you’ve just gotta say, or sing something…You Just Can’t Keep Silent!
Father… I thank You for working in my life and in this world. I ask you to break off the timidity from me so I can speak with boldness about who You are and what You’ve done, in ways that don’t cause others to reject you but draw them to your mercy. In Jesus’ Name… Amen!
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- Luke 1:42
- Luke 1:46
- Mark 5:19
- Luke 8:39