“And at the end of seven days, the word of the Lord came to me.” Ezekiel 3:16 Amplified
Our verse today is from the vision Ezekiel had as God was calling him to be a prophet to Israel while they were in captivity. At this point he is sitting by the river with those in captivity for seven days saying nothing.
I believe this speaks to us about waiting and being quiet. The Lord is always wanting to speak to us, speak life into us, speak wisdom into us, but we must be quiet. As one who likes to talk, it’s hard sometimes for me to be still, the Lord and I are working on that.
Waiting is another problem area for most people today. In our hurry up, get it quick life today we don’t want to wait. We get stressed if we have to wait, and then that causes us more problems. The people in the old and new testaments were often called to wait and it usually wasn’t just seven days, but often it was many years. Times have changed and now we have all this technology, but we are still people just like them, we’ve just gotten used to instant gratification. Maybe it’s time to slow it down.
I am reminded of the verse in Isaiah 40:31 “But those who wait for the Lord, who expect, look for and hope in Him, shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up close to God as eagles mount up to the sun, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.”
Want a refreshing? Then sit down by the river or wherever is peaceful and be quiet, you will hear from God.