Tuesday, November 14, 2006

The Sounds of Silence

Something's wrong. I'm finding I want to listen to silence more than music.....
Over the past several days I can't find anything that I want to listen to. Even my favorites hold no appeal. I hop from artist to artist, station to station, genre to genre, and I don't resonate with anything. It all bores me. There's no enjoyment. I keep seeking in vain. Nothing. Ok. So be it. I'm gonna listen to the silence. And maybe in that silence hear the voice of God?


Mike Clawson said...

That's probably a good thing Karen. :)

Darla said...

i hear you girlfriend.... i feel like i'm in the same place. i read this the other day - wow!! is it spot on with what you're talking about or what??

"in c.s. lewis' the screwtape letters, wicked uncle screwtape boasts, "we will make the whole universe a noise. the melodies of Heaven will be shouted down in the end." richard foster, the author of freedom of simplicity, agrees: "our adversary majors in three things," he writes, "noise, hurry and crowds. if he can keep us engaged in 'much-ness' and 'manyness,' he will rest satisfied.

"some of us are fearful of silence. if we stop and listen, we may not like what we hear. we find solitude synonymous with loneliness. and so we miss the quiet whispearing of God. though He can be heard anywhere, He speaks most often in the silence, rarely through our headphones and seldom during traffic jams. as surely as light makes no noise when it travels, God is best heard where nosie does not distract and disturb and interrupt. "where the river is deepest," says an old Italian proverb, "it makes the least noise." we are deepended in the quiet places.

"the Bible has much to say about the merits of quietness. be still and know that I am God (Psalm 46:10), in quietness and confidence is your strength (Isaiah 30:15), my sheep recognize my voice, said Jesus in John 10:27, "I know them and they follow me. such following cannot take place without listening for directions."

Anonymous said...

Your heart and soul and all those "silent," essential parts of you find God best in the silence.

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