In Silence

Bernard Baruch said, “Most of the successful people I’ve known are the ones who do more listening than talking.”

This is true not only in the workplace, it’s true in the spiritual life, too.

Many think that prayer consists only of talking to God, but there is more to it. The most transformational part of prayer is the time spent in silence, listening.

In silence, we learn.  As a friend once said to me, “Silence is not empty. It’s full of answers.”

Maybe this is why King David said. “My soul waits in silence for God only; From Him is my salvation.” (Psalm 62:1 NASB)

The first step to take when you get in God’s presence is be still.

The second step is to be still some more.

Then you begin to listen. Then you begin to hear from him.

And then you begin to experience his powerful presence.

The best thing? You can take it with you all day.

This memo is taken from Steve’s book, It’s All in the Dailies.