Lesson 254 Let Every Voice But God’s Be Still In Me

PART II.  SECTION 4:  WHAT IS SIN?

Lesson 254 Let Every Voice But God’s Be Still In Me

  1. Father, today I would but hear Your Voice.  In deepest silence, I would come to You, to hear Your Voice and to receive Your Word.  I have no prayer but this:  I come to You to ask You for the truth.  And truth is but Your Will, which I would share with You today.
  2. Today we let no ego thoughts direct our words or actions.  When such thoughts occur, we quietly step back and look at them, and then we let them go.  We do not want what they would bring with them.  And so we do not choose to keep them.  They are silent now.  And in the stillness, hallowed by His Love, God speaks to us and tells us of our will, as we have chosen to remember Him. 
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Where is the deep silence in which I come to the Lord, to hear His Voice and receive His Word?  My mind seemed flooded with calls to remember, spilling forth a churning torrent of distractions.  Its noise and clamor distracted me from devotion – though here I sat at the desk, the Do Not Disturb sign on the hotel door,  Lover at work, and me in what should be blessed solitude. 

How to find that place where no ego thoughts direct my words or actions?  It seemed impossible to get past all that hubbub.  I imagine myself on the bank of a teeming stream, muddy and brown, watching the jumbled thoughts and worries roar by.  Clearly, there was no need to fish any of the soggy mess of distractions, calls for sorrow or grief, concerns, and cares of this world from the water.  I definitely want nothing they would bring!  As it churns swiftly on, I experience no regret, no burden of responsibility.  God did not make these worries and cares; I have no need for them.

I wait.  The floodwaters pass.  The water becomes clear and quietly burbles.  In stillness, the Voice for God can now be heard, speaking through His Love and of His Love. There in the silence is my will with God’s because I have chosen to remember Him. 

So often we reach into that murky stream and pull out those soggy, sodden burdens, those teeming worries, and cares.  It seems so noble, patriotic, caring, and righteous.  We take them home and clean them up and make stories up about them – but they are useless and without meaning.  We cannot fix the ego world!  We cannot right its wrongs.  We cannot prevent its disasters or mend its relationships.  And I am thankful this is so. 

Published by eckief

Coming up on sixty, my love for God, home and hearth, my husband and family fueled my decision to devote the rest of my life only to pursuits which brought love, joy, peace, and purpose. I am a writer, seeker, student, and teacher with experience professional and otherwise from waitressing to teaching the English language in China, Taiwan, and Singapore. I hold a BA in Psychology from Bloomsburg University, which took nearly 30 years to attain while I squeezed courses in between raising my children, journaling, relationships, work, and an assortment of escapades, some of which I would rather forget! An ongoing passion for reading, writing, adventure, food, and fun, eventually led me to the love of my life, James, whom I met in 1996 and married in 1997. Our life together has been an exciting journey of work and travel, spiritual awakening, and domestic bliss ever since. Although we have experienced the tragic loss of family members and friends through death and estrangement, we have managed to turn our special relationship into a holy one by the grace of God and an acute and growing awareness of “there must be a better way!” In 2006, I published my first novel, Luella’s Calling, and am currently working on my second, Grover Good and the Stone Chateau. From 2013 through 2018, I worked as a Prevention Education Specialist for Transitions, a local domestic violence sexual abuse victim’s service agency. My work there, fueled by a lifelong enthusiasm for teaching, led me to obtain an MS in Education from Scranton University. In 2018, I resigned to accompany James on his work travels while focusing on my calling to study and teach A Course in Miracles. To that end, I dedicate the rest of my days to writing, sharing, and teaching the message of salvation found within the Course pages. Thank you for your interest in this blog. As I do not respond to comments on the posts, if you care to contact me, please email me at eckief@yahoo.com.

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