Inward Silence

“Let us then labour for an inward stillness–

An inward stillness and an inward healing;

That perfect silence where the lips and heart

Are still, and we no longer entertain

Our own imperfect thoughts and vain opinions,

But God alone speaks in us, and we wait

In singleness of heart, that we may know

His will, and in the silence of our spirits,

That we may do His will, and do that only.”

– Longfellow

“First there were the forty years of solitude in the desert sands, alone with the sheep, and the stars, and–God. His ears were being trained by silence. The bustle and confusion of Egypt’s busy life were being taken out of his ears. How silent are God’s voices. How few men are strong enough to be able to endure silence. For in silence God is speaking to the inner ear.” – S. D. Gordon

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