Our world today is filled with this quest of self-discovery and self-dependence. There is even a constant push for isolation and belief in self-sustenance that can lead us to God, almost as if we see an end in ourselves. The psalmist puts it clearer: in vain do men labor if the Lord does not labor with them. The command of Jesus to the apostles in Luke 5:1-11 to put out into the deep is a sincere call that obedience to God makes our burdens bearable. How often are we silent enough to listen? We must be quiet and let God take control by leading us. He always leads us to greener pastures, but obedience makes the following easier and simple.
I invite us to spend sometime each day in silence.