God’s voice is in the silence.

(Listen to my song “Turn Off the Noise” on YouTube by clicking HERE)


Mark 9:7

Then a cloud came, casting a shadow over them; then from the cloud came a voice, “This is my beloved Son. Listen to him.”


This is one of those major moments in the life of Jesus known as “The Transfiguration” when Peter, James and John heard God’s voice giving them a powerful message:

Jesus is the beloved Son of God…and they should listen to him.

As followers of Jesus, we also are called to listen to him.

How do we do this?

Try spending some time in solitude reading Jesus’ words in the Gospels and then sit in silence and allow those words to speak to you in the depths of your heart.

“Listen to him.”

These are God’s words to each of us.

Are we taking time to listen?

St. John of the Cross said, “God’s first language is silence.”

That’s why some form of contemplative prayer is also important…a time of silent listening…to allow your incessant thoughts to cease.

If you make this a practice, I promise that your life will change for the better.

Trust…and you will be led to new lifeinner peace and your true self.


Listen to the song of the day “Turn Off the Noise” on the Listen to Your Heart album by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on iTunes by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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