Thursday, July 31, 2014

Why silence is golden, but also loud

Silence makes everything loud.

The sipping from my tea cup.
My canary cracking seeds open.
The clamoring voices in my head.

In the silence my thoughts are loud.
The good, life-giving ones and the not-so-life-giving ones.

Nevertheless, in the silence,
I hear.

I'm able to hear more in the silence.
But, am I listening?
There is a difference.





What am I listening to? 
Whose voice?
What messages?
Whose whispers?



The messages and whispers I listen to in the silence will determine my 'state-of-being' in the noise.

The silence is golden because it reveals truth.
The thoughts, intentions and perceptions of my heart are laid bare.

Wide open to my Maker
who is Judge and King
but who is also grace and love.

He sees my heart in the noise and in the silence.
He looks on me with unconditional love and compassion,
loving-kindness and grace.

He pronounces me "very good."



But, what He sees in me in the noise, is only revealed to me in the silence.

When I have ears to hear.
When I choose to listen.

May the words of my mouth, even unspoken ones, and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to Him who made both my mouth and my heart.

May His golden silence fill me through and through.

I wait.
I look.
I listen.

Blessings to you, friend!

~Anne

Linking up today with Holley for Coffee for Your Heart and Beth for Three Word Wednesday.

10 comments:

  1. Great perspective on silence! Thank you for sharing it with us!

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    1. Thanks much for stopping by, Holley! :)

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  2. Thank you for your words. Beautiful. And a good reminder of WHOSE words to listen to in the silence.

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words! Blessings to you!

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  3. Silence is one of my most favorite things. And you are right how loud the "little" things can become and how much perspective it can bring. Sometimes I fear I subconsciously keep things loud so I don't have to deal with my feelings. But I cannot remember a time that I've been sorry, ultimately, for the time spend in quiet with God.

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    1. Thanks, Beth for your thoughts. I can't remember a time that I've been sorry for the quiet time with God either. I need to hold that sacred!

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  4. I used to hate silence so I would fill it up. Only as an adult have I been learning the value it brings!

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    1. I'm so glad you're experiencing the true value (and gift) that silence brings! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. I'm still learning to appreciate the silence. I can all to easily be distracted and miss those opportunities to tune into Him. We are figuring it out because I know how valuable those times can be. Sorry for the delay in getting by. But thank you so much for joining us every week for Three Word Wednesday. I appreciate you. Blessings.

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    1. Thanks much, Beth for your kind words and comments! I, too, get easily distracted. I do love joining up with your link up (most) weeks! Blessings!

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