There is Great Spiritual Power in Hearing God’s Voice in the Stillness
God speaks quietly, gently and with great purpose to those who are ready to hear
When the disciples locked the doors, Christ knew He was sure of a welcome. He could not get their ear because of the din and confusion that came through the open doors. Closing the door to the world is opening the door to the Master. Don’t be afraid of shutting the door. It is the best invitation for the Master to enter.
4612 Letting The Lord Love Her
“What do you do during the day?” a friend asked an elderly Scotch woman who lived alone. “Well,” she said, “I get my hymnbook and sing. Then I get the Bible and let the Lord speak to me. When I get tired of reading and cannot sing anymore, I just sit still and let the Lord love me!”
Stillness before God, hearing his voice comes when we have understood our need for dependence on him
4620 Expressing Gratitude In Africa
In another African dialect, the Karre, the expression for thankfulness is “to sit down on the ground before” another. A thankful Karre will go to the home of his benefactor and sit on the ground before his hut. No word need be spoken; his silent vigil signifies his gratitude. The man who is thankful to God, therefore, sits before God to enjoy his presence. He is never satisfied merely to tip his hat to God as he passes; gratitude demands that he seek God’s presence and fellowship.
—Roger William Thomas