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At Times We Have To Step Into God’s Silence And Wait …

We want to get to know that aspect of our own inner Self that is changeless. All things in this world change, physically, emotionally, and mentally. To have a still mind, a still emotional state, or even a still body would be a great attainment. There is great power in stillness, for it is the substratum of life as we know it. All movement, motion, and activity take place like a painting on the canvas of inner stillness.
— Ram Butler  

At times we have to step into God’s silence and wait. We have to put out the fleece as Gideon did (Judges 6:37-40), and wait for the descent of the divine dew, or some kind of confirmation from God. That is a good way to keep our own ego drive out of the way.  There are other times when we need to go ahead and act on our own best intuitions and presume that God is guiding us–but even then we must wait for the divine backup. Sometimes that is even the greater act of faith and courage.  When either waiting or moving forward is done out of a spirit of union and surrender, we can trust that God will make good out of it—even if we are mistaken! It is not about being correct; it is about being connected.
— Richard Rohr from Daily Meditation.

Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation.
— Jalal ad-Din Rumi

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