Friday, October 26, 2007

The isolation chamber

It is funny how you read something and and you feel like someone has been watching your life. I read this this morning and had another light bulb moment. THE ISOLATION CHAMBER------so that is where I am . "Dear God, did you loose the key?"

Just kidding.

The Isolation Chamber
TGIF Today God Is First, by Os Hillman

Be still and know that I am God.... - Psalm 46:10

There is a time and place in our walk with God in which He sets us in a place of waiting. It is a place in which all past experiences are of no value. It is a time of such stillness that it can disturb the most faithful if we do not understand that He is the one who has brought us to this place for only a season. It is as if God has placed a wall around us. No new opportunities--simply inactivity.

During these times, God is calling us aside to fashion something new in us. It is an isolation chamber designed to call us to deeper roots of prayer and faith. It is not a comfortable place, especially for a task-driven workplace believer. Our nature cries out, "You must do something," while God is saying, "Be still and know that I am God." You know the signs that you have been brought into this chamber when He has removed many things from your life and you can't seem to change anything. Perhaps you are unemployed. Perhaps you are laid up with an illness.

Most religious people live a very planned and orchestrated life where they know almost everything that will happen. But for people in whom God is performing a deeper work, He brings them into a time of quietness that seems almost eerie. They cannot say what God is doing. They just know that He is doing a work that cannot be explained to themselves or to others.

Has God brought you to a place of being still? Be still and know that He really is God. When this happens, the chamber will open soon after.

"He brings them into a time of quietness that seems almost eerie. They cannot say what God is doing. They just know that He is doing a work that cannot be explained to themselves or to others."
HA! I think someone has been picking my brain!
Wonder how long I'll be in this chamber?
I do have to say that I am glad they at least have internet in here. \o/
Love you guys!

4 comments:

Edge of Design said...

I so needed to hear this today and really appreciate your obedience in posting. I appreciate having you as my new blog friend. You've been such an encouragement to me even in this Isolation Chamber I find myself in once again. Thanks very much.

Lady Di Tn said...

Hi
I came over by way of Marys Writing Nook.
Yes sometimes God has to treat us like the little children "Stop and Listen"
Peace be with you

Cindy said...

mmmmm... Thank you, Sharon, for this. Really good words for me right now.

Denise said...

Another wonderful post, love you.