Tuesday, August 24, 2010

God's Quiet Voice

Society thrives on noise. Cell phones, car horns, televisions, radios, announcements in airports and train stations – all of these sounds assault us constantly. They compete for our attention. All the while, God is waiting quietly. He is there in the silence waiting for us to find time for Him. When we are willing to turn off the world, He is ready to give us a peace that we cannot find anywhere else.

As we pray, read our Bible, and meditate on His word, we begin to realize that there is power in silence. It is there, in our solitude and communion with God, where we begin to comprehend that there is something much greater than the things we see around us each day. We give ourselves the chance to discover the mysteries of God’s universe.

From out of what seems like nothing, comes everything. Our life, our purpose, our very spirit, depend on what we cannot hear with our ears. We must listen with our hearts. God speaks to us through the power and authority of His unspoken word, not through the noises we are used to hearing.

God is always there. But the only way we can hear Him, is to get away from the sounds, and distractions of daily life. Then, and only then, will we recognize the great beauty, and magnificence of His voice.

21 comments:

Beth in NC said...

Amen Denise. You're right. (I have to snicker though -- as I was reading your post about silence your music began to play on your blog. ha.)

Bless you!
Beth

Karen said...

Very good word. Jesus even went up to a mountain to a quiet place to pray. How much more do I need to hear my Father's voice?

Shelby said...

You speak very wise words, Denise. And you helped me figure out some of what I'm going to do with myself now that the boys go back to school today. I've been wondering how to fill the silence and the lonely hours -- maybe they're not for me to fill but for GOD to FILL ME.

Rhonda said...

How true! I have come to love silence more than ever lately. It sounds so good!!!

I came over from Phamilyblog and I want you to know that I have received a blessing from being here this morning.

I love what you said in an earlier post: "Mercy came running, I felt His arms around me, pulling me close to Him".

Know that I am praying for your situation.

Rhonda

Cranberry Morning said...

So true, Denise! There's music or noise everywhere. So peaceful and necessary to get alone where it's quiet to concentrate on anything, especially God's Word.

Andrea said...

Indeed, HE is always there. Love your new header.
Hugs,
andrea

Wendy said...

Amen! Quietly waiting on Him!
Blessings,
Wendy

Stacey said...

Amen. Beautifully written and so true.

Have a blessed day, Denise!

Stacey : )

Anonymous said...

AMEN! my dear sister Denise...
In the silence, in the secret...
all alone with Our Father, focused on listening to Him & hearing His Voice!

So glad that you are!!!

(I had to laugh at Beth's snicker because that's what I thought as I began to read and a praise song came on loud) Then I waited and was blessed by "Your Hands". Praying that Papa has you in His hands today, and all your pain goes away, rest your weary eyes and listen. Are you trying out some of those audio versions until God provides? I hope so!!!

Love & prayers,
Peggy

April said...

Hi Denise...thank you so much for your encouraging words regarding Brittany heading off to college. It's so wonderful knowing that many people are praying for me...and for her!

Rebecca said...

So true, Denise. Frequently I have to eliminate the clutter of noise that accumulates in my life! Thanks for the reminder and encouragement.

Anne Lang Bundy said...

What a beautiful post, Denise! Your heart for the Spirit of God is so sensitive.

Thank you for putting these thoughts together.

Heart2Heart said...

Denise,

This is so true that we have a had hard time sitting still because lately we are so wired to just go and be active all the time.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Bernadine said...

Beautiful... I love the times when I'm able to shut off everything and enjoy quiet time with God.

Toia said...

I love silence..even if its 30 minutes....especially early in the morning!! you be surprise what you can hear in the wee hours of a quiet morning. Have a bless day!!!

Karen said...

"From out of what seems like nothing, comes everything."...amen, sis...that's the gospel truth!

MyJourneyBack said...

Beautiful and Amen. Praying for some silence myself.

Cathy said...

Lovely, my friend ~ Hugs ~

Serendipity said...

Very true, Denise! Each of us should have our own secret and quiet place to spend time with God :-) Love from me and Happy.

partialemptynester said...

Sooo true!

Belinda said...

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me on WFW, and for this reminder of the importance of being still--a lesson that I often forget in my Martha-like busy-ness. God bless you today.