“In repentance and rest is your salvation,
in quietness and trust is your strength.”
“Thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel,” according to the prophet Isaiah (Isaiah 30:15).
Eugene Peterson, translator of The Message, says in his introduction to the prophet Nahum, “God’s characteristic way of working is in quietness and through prayer… If we are conditioned to respond to noise and size, we will miss God’s word and action.”
And Richard Rohr writes, “You cannot talk God into ‘coming’ into you by longer and more urgent prayers. All you can do is become quieter, smaller, and less filled with your own self and your constant flurry of ideas and feelings. Then God will be obvious in the very now of things, and in the simplicity of things.”
I’m going to stop writing now… be quiet and listen.