Inner Voice

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“Listen to the silence. It has so much to say.” – Rumi

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Jeremiah 7:23

Thus says God: This is what I commanded them: Listen to my voice; then I will be your God and you shall be my people. Walk exactly in the way I command you, so that you may prosper.

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This message from God delivered by the prophet Jeremiah is a message I never received in my religious upbringing.

“Listen to my voice.”

Listen to God’s voice?

How?

First off, you need to be quiet so you can hear.

You need to be present.

You need to be aware of your mind’s non-stop mental commentaries that you are addicted to.

You need to allow them to subside.

A meditation practice such as Centering Prayer is very helpful in bringing this openness to presence into your daily life.

Sometimes it is difficult to know the way God is commanding us to walk.

We are bombarded with so many other voices whether they be from social media, advertising, our parents’ and cultural upbringing, our teachers, or our religion.

We also are under the influence of the biases of those who taught us.

There is so much noise!

What noise can we start to filter out?

It would be helpful to cultivate a quiet place within where we can simply rest in God, rest in the presence of the Divine Presence.

If God is love as scripture tells us (1 John 4:8), then God wants us to prosper.

But, while prosper may mean in the way of wealth, that certainly is not the main objective.

As Jesus said, “You cannot serve God and mammon” (Matthew 6:24), mammon meaning wealth that has become a fixation.

When we regard wealth as another form of energy to channel for good and loving purposes, it can be very positive.

God, or Love, would want us to prosper as in flourish and grow.

When we are operating from a place of openness to the Divine Presence, we will naturally channel this Loving Presence through our words and actions.

What could be more prosperous than that?

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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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