Look Who Is Speaking

by | Nov 9, 2013 | Uncategorized


“God is always speaking. “there is no speech or language/where [his] voice is not heard” (Ps. 19:3). But we’re not always listening. We don’t make the effort and so fail to go boldly into his throne room to receive what we need:  a word that can pierce, and cut, and heal.

Here’s the paradox: If we don’t listen, we never enter his rest. Yet if we don’t enter his rest, we never listen.”

~Mark Buchanan, The Rest of God

May you allow yourself the luxury of waiting and listening and taking a deep breath of doing a lot nothing. Lean into the stillness and remember what His voice sounds like. He hovers over you in the hush, delights in your heart hallowing his holiness, and rejoices in your awareness of the realness of His presence. Are you listening?

God is always speaking.

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  1. Kris Camealy

    Looking for opportunity to rest and listen. Thanks, Shelly. Praying your weekend is blessed and restful.

  2. Melanie Gillgrist

    These words help usher me into a space of being ready to listen. Thank you, happy Sabbath to you.

  3. Trinity

    Love this post! Learning to listening is something we all need to do more of. God is always speaking, sometimes in a still small voice. -Visiting from the Sunday Community

  4. Martha Brady

    shelly, so nice to find your blog. i’m a neighbor on sunday community:) i love the title of your blog as well as today’s post. i browsed a bit too and loved what i read. i expect to return:)

    • Shelly Miller

      Welcome Martha, I hope you’ll come back and visit. Thanks for leaving a such a generous comment. I appreciate it.

  5. DeanneMoore

    First Sabbath in 17 days. Laid under the covers in front of a fire on the back porch, listening to Pandora all evening… Listened to music, the last of the frogs for the season, and the Still Small Voice…this—gift, the Sabbath is grace.

  6. Rebekah

    Hushed! Beautiful!

  7. Rona Berry-Morin

    What a wonderful verse!
    I’ll be praying for those missing in America. May they be found soon~bring them home!

  8. Janet from FL

    I have been trying to do more listening to God. It is amazing what He says, when we stop to listen. Spending my Sunday resting, listening, praying, and loving God and my family. Thanks, Shelly. (http://faithcounts.wordpress.com)

  9. Mia

    Dear Shelly
    I think that even when we come into God’s presence, we more often than not talk so much ourselves, He doesn’t get a chance to speak. Oh, that we would learn to let our words be few when go to our Lord and that we would learn how to listen!
    Blessings XX

  10. Mary Bonner

    I love this, Shelly…just beautiful.

  11. Joanne Norton

    As usual, I love the photo and the Word. You always do well… and I sure hope to see you again and it’s always a treat.

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