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God speaks in the silence.

(Listen to my song “Turn Off the Noise” by clicking HERE)

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Psalm 130:5

I wait with longing for the Lord, my soul waits for his word.

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The act…or should I say non-act…of “waiting” is not appreciated by our culture.

We are compulsive doers.

Patience is clearly not highly regarded.

Most modern religion has utterly failed to teach contemplation…the ability to wait in open attentiveness.

It’s a “non-doing”.

To simply be silent and let our thoughts disperse…is a practice of waiting in longing for God’s word.

The word could actually be a word or two…or possibly be a state of inner peace and joy.

In the practice of contemplation we experience God’s presence…because God is present.

If you are never actually present…but instead are mulling over the past or fretting about the future…then how can you experience the True Presence?

I think many people are so afraid of experiencing that inner-longing calling us to the Intimate Presence that they busy themselves with many activities…as if that would cause the longing to subside.

It doesn’t!

There is a longing inside of you…a deep yearning.

What will satisfy this craving?

There is a “hole in your heart” that can’t be filled-in by anything of this world.

Could it be that God yearns deeply to fill that void?

Are you giving God a chance?

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Listen to the song of the day “Turn Off the Noise” by clicking HERE.

Sample and/or purchase my songs on iTunes by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!

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About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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