The Silent Voice of God

The quest for God
is a journey,
a pilgrimage to
the depths of the soul.
The quest requires
a listening heart,
an ear quickened
to the silent voice of God,
and vigilant spirit
actively waiting and watching.

To be a pilgrim
is to live on
life’s threshold,
walking on the edge of reality,
striving for what lies beyond
the reality we see with our
flawed human eyes.

Jesus often sought
the emptiness of the desert
to experience a fuller union with God.

God never shouts
to be heard
over our noise.
Only silence gives
God a chance to speak.

We need to empty our hearts,
to sit in stillness.

Silence allows us to live within,
helps us to concentrate on the serious,
profound inner mysteries of life.
Noise takes us out of ourselves,
and distracts and scatters our thoughts.

The One who has always been
is always only Present.
We are the ones too busy
to be present to God’s presence.

Silence is not simply a wordless state;
it is an attentive waiting.
Deep, spiritually-active silence
allows us to hear the unity of life,
allows us to see we are all one.

Silence stills the intellect
and opens the portal of the heart.

Holy silence takes our humble prayers
to new and exalted heights of contemplation.

It is in stillness that we find our emptiness,
the emptiness that can only be filled by
welcoming God into our hearts.

Be still, and hear the voice of God.

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3 Responses to “The Silent Voice of God”


  1. 1 Philomena Ewing February 28, 2014 at 5:20 am

    Thanks for this Gerry. Wonderful !!

  2. 2 Rev. Paul McKay March 10, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    You been Jitterbugged, Gerry, again; God help you.


  1. 1 Silence in a Hell Phone World (Noon Wine, Lent Ed.) | Jitterbugging for Jesus Trackback on March 10, 2014 at 2:14 pm

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