Spiritual Coaching Vol 1 #17 Silence…


Abraham Lincoln is thought to have been the greatest president of the United States. He captures the idea of silence brilliantly when he said, Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt. Silence is underrated. Noise is what too often fills the air. But step out early in the morning or late in the evening and listen to the quiet. Turn off the music, the TV, and the other noise – listen.


God often uses the silent space to communicate. Signs and wonders may communicate God’s message more clearly than words at certain moments. Nothing can box God in. A smile makes no noise but it can mean so much. A sunrise is silent but its brilliance is unmistakeable. A sunset can, in its silence, give you a message from the Creator God who blesses you with the gift of light and beauty. The silence of a snowfall can enrapture a child and the child in all of us if we simply stop long enough to take it in. Where in your day is there silence? Do you make the time for quiet – to listen – to wonder – to appreciate the gift of the moment.


Yesterday was the shortest day of the year; one of my favorite days. It’s not because of the darkness – it’s the promise of light to come. The days are getting longer. It didn’t happen with noise or fanfare but it quietly slipped into the world. Stop and enjoy the silence today sometime. Watch, wait, listen in the quiet moments of this day for the message the Creator has for you and for you to share with others.


About Denny Meyer

I've been a pastor, spiritual director, and spiritual coach and worked with thousands of people over the years. You can find the life the Creator intended for you. Contact me if you want to find out more.
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