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Embrace the Silence – Part 1


How often do you pause?  Noise is almost constant in our lives.  TV, radio, blogs, facebook, twitter, texting, music,… it never seems to stop.  However, with all of the noise (even the good, productive kind) it can be difficult to hear God’s voice.  

Why do we run from silence?  The awkwardness of silence can be a very productive time for the Holy Spirit to work.  Embrace the silence!

We must take time on a regular basis to pause and be silent.  In prayer, we should talk to God AND listen to Him.  


The Gospels are full of times when Jesus left the disciples and the crowds to spend time alone with God.  Luke 6:12 is a great example:

One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.

Take time to pause today, embrace the silence, and listen for God’s voice.


PS.  I need to apply this post as much as anyone.


2 Responses to “Embrace the Silence – Part 1”

  1. Excellent post Bro. I too need to embrace the silence. I stay going, going, going doing ministry and working. The times I do slow down to embrace the silence, which isn’t nearly enough, I love it.
    Thanks for the reminder.

  2. going to spend some time this week doing exactly this….still sorry about yesterday

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