Open Heart

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


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


1 Samuel 3:4

The LORD called to Samuel, who answered, “Here I am.”


At first, Samuel doesn’t recognize the call of God.

He is described as young and not yet recognizing God “since the word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him” (1 Samuel 3:7).

Isn’t this the case with all of us?

Samuel needed the coaching of his mentor Eli to realize it was the silent voice of God calling out to him in the quiet of the night.

We all need to create a quiet space in order to hear that voice of our Creator who is always speaking in the depths of our hearts.

It is we who are not hearing due to the noise we are immersed in…whether it is from our social media or simply from the constant and repetitive thoughts in our heads.

Eli instructs Samuel that the next time he hears God call him he should answer, “Speak, for your servant is listening.”

We are all being called to serve.

But to know how we are to serve…we first need to get ourselves out of the way!

As I once heard Wayne Dyer say, “EGO stands for Edging God Out.”

A good practice in letting go is meditation or in the Christian tradition, Centering Prayer.


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 Amazon Music 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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