In the silence
In the storm
But when so many voices
Surround me like a mist
I cannot hear you
But I know that you insist
You insist speaking to me
To get my attention above them all
So I insist on listening
To hear your loving call
It’s only when I silence my mind, my busy thoughts, fears, worries and desires that I hear God.
It’s then that I hear him whisper
you are Mine,
I am so pleased with you
I am proud of you”.
We can hear God speak to us in many ways.
We may not always be aware of them though.
He speaks to us through nature or through songs.
Through people, through circumstances, through numbers and signs.
But He also wants to speak to us directly in a conversation.
We often hear him then in the form of a thought that comes into our mind.
I’m not just talking about idea’s we have, which often come from him as well.
But we can talk one on one with him by silencing other voices in our mind.
Then we can hear him talk back to us.
This may take practise, like most things in life.
We need to get used to turning all the noises of and listening to his alone.
His voice always leads to peace, and never to fear.
So keep that in mind if you’re testing your thoughts, whether they truly came from God or not.
We do have to test them, because other voices may still try to come in and pretend to come from God.
After a while though we know his nature, what his voice sounds like, and discerning it becomes a second nature to us.
Though He may discipline us and point out the things in our lives that we need to change, He is always loving and kind. He is not judgemental but forgiving and enables us to change if we need to.
And this is always for our good, and never to diminish our fun, but rather to increase it for the long run. So we can experience true joy and fulfillment in life.
Just ask him, daily, or several times a day:
“God what are your thoughts towards me? How do you see me? How do you feel about me?”
Let his answer sink in deep. Allow him to say it again and again. Let him whisper your name.
Take time for this. Keep listening.
It just never gets old. Not when you truly let his words enter your heart.
Just breath in his love for you.
He so enjoys that!
“Can you hear me? Tuning in to the God Who Speaks”
Book by Brad Yersak
(this book changed my life!)
Bonus poem (for dutchies)
De Geest van leven
De Geest van rust
Hoor de fluistering
Die het hart kust