Deeper Day 298: The Loud Faith of the Silent Majority

You hear a lot of people referencing the “silent majority” right now. It’s an interesting thing the way the media and others view silence.

The silent majority, those who follow Christ, so they hit their knees instead of hitting the streets to scream, rant, burn and protest. The silent majority, those who want to be more like Jesus, so they choose love and grace instead of confrontation and force. The silent majority, those who desire righteousness, so they avoid interacting with the things of this world as they attend church and prayer meetings. The silent majority doesn’t act as a bully, but rather a shepherd guiding others to the cross. We don’t have to force what the Holy Spirit will reinforce. We speak and allow the Holy Spirit to bear witness to what’s been said. Because we carry the power of heaven, we don’t have to force anything on anyone.

The silent majority isn’t really that silent.

As we petition God, we make the loudest noise, the only thing is our greatest sound is heard in heaven. We invest largely in what is eternal. We partner with the One Who created this world we live in.

We are the un-silent majority.

What might happen if, instead of letting the statement that we’re the silent majority, make us feel small and helpless, we allow it to get us on our knees more often. What if the more we are called silent, the more we cry out to heaven.

It’s true that in many ways the church has remained far too uninvolved, but in my opinion, being silent often isn’t a negative thing. Sometimes the greatest wisdom is to remain silent as you let the screams of the unrighteous reveal their true motives.

As Proverbs says: Wise men store up knowledge, but the mouth of the fool invites ruin. Proverbs 10:14 and When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise. Proverbs 10:19

Prayer Moment: God, draw me to my knees in prayer. Keep my heart in a position of surrender to heaven. Help me to walk with purpose and intention. Give strength and power to my prayers. I exalt You. May Your kingdom come, and Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. James 5:16

Blessings crown the head of the righteous, but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked. The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked. Proverbs 10:6 &11