The isolation chamber
Our friends Peter and Frances Corban, Air NZ crew from
Auckland, have sent us a beautiful article entitled "The Isolation Chamber",
by Os Hillman. "Be still and know that I am God" (Psalm 46:10).
We feel that this article should be included in this
particular October newspaper, as the information is so devastating, we need to
know that God has an antidote to all these problems.
Read it, consider it and along with us at this office, pray
"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 to Him and faith in Him. It is not a comfortable place,
especially for a task-driven businessperson. 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
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.
Ask God to close the wrong doors and to open the right doors."