Sound of Silence

As God’s holy ones, the Lord speaks to us. Sometimes, it’s in a still, small voice. His word instructs us multiple times in Psalms to be still.

Be still and know that I am God ~ Psalm 46:10

 Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him ~ Psalm   37:7

How can we be still in a world filled with distractions and noise? With all that goes on in our busy lives, taking time to be still is rare. The moments we can put everything on hold and relax ourselves are cherished times.

Take the time to step away from all of it and listen for him. He speaks to us in an abundance of ways: the silence of a forest…the rolling of the waves… the serenity of standing on a mountaintop are just a few.

To be still before the Lord is not always a physical position or something to do in the midst of a silent moment. To be still also means to let your ways yield unto his…to mentally put everything else aside and let the Holy Spirit lead.

As we are only strong in the Lord’s strength, taking the time to consider his ways above and beyond our own can only lead to opening ourselves up to the direction of the Holy Spirit.

For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him ~ Psalm 62:5