Being a Light, Discipline, Love

No More Silos

Sometimes in life, we hear something from God and place the info into one particular silo.

A silo (from the Greek σιρός – siros, “pit for holding grain”) is a structure for storing bulk materials. Silos are used in agriculture to store grain or fermented feed known as silage. Silos are more commonly used for bulk storage of grain, coalcementcarbon blackwoodchips, food products and sawdust. Three types of silos are in widespread use today: tower silos, bunker silos, and bag silos (

Commonly, we use silos because we have learned that everything has its place:

This goes over here, and that goes over there.

Let’s put everything in its place.

Unfortunately, when it comes to the word of God, we bring this concept in also: “The bible says, Love thy neighbor as thyself. My neighbors are those people who live next door. Those are the only people I love!”

“I trust the Lord with my family, my job, my education, but my money … well, that’s for me.”

I pray, O Lord, teach us to think outside of the silos that we have set up. Teach us to, when we hear your word, to never assume that we know what you are saying. Teach us to go to You for clarification, for it is unlikely that we understand every angle of what You bring to us, for is says in your word:

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts (Isaiah 55:8-9).

O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! (Romans 11:33).

As I noted in an earlier blog post, we need to think about where our thinking has brought us and live under the direction of Jesus Christ.  Silos may be great for storing corn or wheat, but certainly let the Word spillover into every area of our lives. Let Him rest, rule and abide.








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