As human beings we spend great deal of our time being distracted by the cares of this world. We go days, weeks, sometimes even years without time in solace and solitude. We’ve become distracted by an abundance of noise, chaos, and confusion. Once our lives are a mess we then turn to God expecting a quick remedy to solve our problems. God has become the band-aid to heal the wounds that we have created for ourselves. Instead of turning inwardly to seek guidance for answers, we’ve learned to spend time outwardly waiting to hear the voice of God.
God is not some mystical force sitting in heaven, waiting to hear our cries, and answer them when we call out. We’ve taken away from the very essence of experiencing God by turning an inward experience into an outwardly one. God resides within, in the space of quiet stillness and peace. We’ve disconnected ourselves from communing with God and expect to hear the voice clearly. We have to spend time in stillness so that God can speak to us. God always speaks. We just have to learn to listen.
We can see, feel, and experience God everyday because God is already here. God lives with you and me. God is the force that moves and lives in every living thing. God is in the sway of leaves, the roots of trees, and the flow of rivers. We’ve managed to somehow turn God into a noun, referring to God as He, She, or It. By doing so, we’ve created a division between ourselves and the Higher Power. God is a verb, not a noun. God is the voice that you hear in quiet stillness, free from noise, distractions, and racing thoughts.
In order to improve the flow of communication with God, we must spend time inwardly, in stillness, expecting to hear that quiet voice. The more we listen, the louder the voice becomes. God is waiting for us to plug in and receive the blessings that have been stored away. Spend time in stillness today, quietly waiting to hear the voice of God. Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and allow the flow of God to move through you. Listen. The voice is within.