Let a Woman Be Silent - Drawn into the Depths

1990s--MID to LATE
Valley Vineyard Church

Silence is one of the most crucial spiritual disciplines. It's not just silence, but silence in the presence of God. Dallas was speaking to the women of Valley Vineyard Church and humorously titled the message, "Let a Woman Be Silent." The  truth is that every person has a deep need to stop all activity and be transformed "in the secret, in the quiet place."

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Let a Woman Be Silent - Drawn into the Depths

 Dallas delves beyond the surface of silence and submission, uncovering the profound depth of being in the presence of God. He challenges the trivial concerns of societal norms and invites us into a deeper exploration of our inner selves, where the unspoken truths resonate louder than words. Dallas guides us toward living a life anchored in the secret place of stillness, where our true strength and identity are forged in quietude. 

Let a Woman Be Silent - Drawn into the Depths

Highlights:

  • Silence and God’s Presence: Dallas emphasizes the profound impact of silence and being in God's presence, urging the audience to explore beyond superficial interpretations of scripture and societal norms. He highlights the significance of finding strength and identity in the quiet, secret places where one can truly commune with God.
  • Reframing Submission and Authority: Dallas challenges conventional views on submission, particularly regarding women's roles, by steering the conversation towards a deeper understanding of submission as a mutual, spiritual practice. He invites a reevaluation of authority and submission through the lens of Christian spirituality and personal growth.
  • Integration of Faith into Everyday Life: Through his discussion on living "in the secret place," Dallas advocates for integrating the essence of worship and faith into every aspect of one's life. He suggests that true worship isn't confined to moments of singing or church attendance but is about embodying faith and worship in daily actions and attitudes.
  • Power of the Unspoken: Dallas introduces the concept that what is communicated without words often carries the most weight, stressing the importance of being and presence over speaking and doing. 
  • Call to Action for Spiritual Practices: Dallas doesn't just philosophize about spiritual concepts; he also offers practical advice for cultivating a deeper spiritual life. He encourages long periods of silence before the Lord as a way to develop a closer relationship with God, highlighting the necessity of making deliberate choices to seek and maintain God's presence in one's life.