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7/12/2019 0 Comments
On A Practical Application - An Hour of Silence Every Day
The greatest lesson I learned through the practice of 'silence' and 'solitude' during my life was how to get in touch with the spiritual center of myself. Deep within each of us who are 'born-again' is a great well of health, abundance, knowledge, guidance. This is the 'born-again spirit', led and guided by the Holy Spirit.
When we enter the silence and stay in the silence, we come into direct contact with that sacred well, and submit and surrender. In that place dwells our True and Higher Self: It is that part of us that exists and operates in a place where there is no time—no past, no future, only the present moment. It is the part of us that is connected to all of consciousness. It holds the answers to all our questions, the solutions to all our problems. It is in this place where we are in the very Presence of God.
This spiritual center is active in us always, once we are 'born-again'. [John 3:3-7; 2 Corinthians 5:17; 1 Peter 1:23]
Be not deceived, therefore! Prior to being born-again, anyone is 'dead in trespasses and sin', without faith in Jesus Christ, separated from God. [Ephesians 2:1-3] audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
When we are 'born-again', then the Holy Spirit will communicate with us if we are still enough to hear His gentle voice. One way to approach silence as a spiritual practice is to remain in a listening mode during our silent time. The still, small voice within may not arise in the form of words—it may come in an idea you had never thought of before or in the image of something or someone. Often the voice will not come to you during the silence, but afterward and when you least expect it. It may arise in the middle of a conversation you are having with someone later in the day. It may appear as a satisfying conclusion to a personal event. It may emerge from something you are reading or listening to.
[Read more at 1 Kings 19:10-18 audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
One of the most powerful spiritual practices you can adopt is also one of the easiest to do. What could be easier than simply being quiet and not speaking? There is a little more to it than that—but not much more.
On our next post, around July 21, 2019, more shall be posted giving you some practical steps I take when I 'Practice an Hour of Silence Every Day'. So, thank you in advance for returning around Sunday, July 21, 2019.
Do spend the next two weeks reviewing all that has been posted to date, putting into practice what you have been able to learn with our mutual teacher, the Holy Spirit, that we are not being 'readers of the word', but, 'doers of what we read and understand', [John 14:26; James 1:22 audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html] Amen. Amen.
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