So many people tend to think that when you enter into meditation and into the silence that the silence is empty and a void. That in this silence we are meant to experience nothing and just be. Nothing could be further from the truth. The silence is not empty, it is filled with God. We live constantly in the midst of silence even though we probably think that we do not. In between each and every one of your thoughts, there is silence. No matter how fast you may think your mind is spinning, there is a space between each and ever thought you have. In between each and every word you speak, there is silence. What happens is that because those periods of silence are so little known and experienced by us we miss a great opportunity to experience the fullness of God. When we stop and allow that silence to be elongated, to be stretched out and become a more intentional experience, we are able to absorb more of that beautiful Spiritual presence and truth in our lives.
Why settle for a thimble full of Spirit when you can have a bucketful? Taking time to dwell in that silence opens for us the answers we seek, the blessings we desire, the release from our fears and worries and a new direction forward that makes our journey of life ever so much more meaningful.
Time in the stillness with God is the most pure form of contemplation we can ever experience. The indwelling and all encompassing silence of God being Its fullest self deep inside of us, right where we are, can be one of the most amazing experiences one can ever have.
Presbyterian minister and author James Finley has written, “When engaged in contemplation, we rest in God resting in us.”
Affirmation: “The glorious silence speaks to me with the wonders of God working miracles in my life.”
Rev. Jefferson Beeker
We live our lives one thought at a time. Let each of those thoughts really count for something wonderful.
Be prepared to change your thinking and change your life.
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