By Rev. John W. Adams
Real power is in the silence. Some people spend so much time and energy asking God for stuff, they fail to hear when He answers.
When I was growing up on our 40-acre homestead on the southern Oregon coast, one of my favorite things to do was to “hide” in a secret spot and just be still.
The ground was covered with deep moss and surrounded by tall rhododendrons and azaleas. It was very beautiful, and quiet. I felt safe and at peace. Even now, I can still go there in my mind, be still and just listen.
It seems that now-a-days we are flooded with information, news, opinions and noise, most of which, we can do without. However, we can be at peace. Sometimes when someone visits my home, they will remark how peaceful it is.
I encourage you to give more time to just being still. It’s okay and a good idea to talk to God, but then be still and let Him reveal to you all the beautiful good He has for you and is, right now, giving it to you.
In truth, you don’t really need to ask God for anything, because He has already given you all of Himself – everything! Be still and allow yourself to feel His loving presence. When you are still enough, resting in the Silence, you are aware that your prayers have already been answered, that all is well. Be still and know your oneness with God as infinite love and wisdom; strength, power, peace and all good. Be still, and you will know!
– Lovingly, Rev. John
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Be still and know that I am God. – Psalm 46:10
Golden Keys to Answered Prayer …
To more quickly for your prayers to be answered, quiet your mind and stop asking. God is always in the silence as is the answer. Listen!
In the Mail …
Grateful for Enlightenment! – After many years of problems and difficulties, I can say that I am now seeing the way out. Things have improved drastically and I am confident everything will work out. I am so grateful for the Truth ideas you share with me. They’re like a breath of fresh air compared to the old erroneous beliefs I used to have. You have given me enlightenment and I am so grateful. Enclosed is my love offering. Keep up your good work. God bless you! – M. W. in South Carolina
Bites of Wisdom …
Many folks want to serve God, but only as advisors. God is love and He can only love when you love. If you want forgiveness, you must express forgiveness. There is no other way. – Eric Butterworth
Prayer: Don’t give God instructions – just show up for duty! Silence is the key that unlocks the vast resources of the Universe.
A Little Humor …
The small boy sitting in the rear of the classroom appeared to be daydreaming. “Jimmy,” asked the teacher, “do you have trouble hearing?” “No, ma’am,” he replied. “I have trouble listening!” – Lawrence Hebree
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Many people aim at nothing – and hit it with remarkable precision.