Hearing Voices

Continually I seek to hear the right voice and for the discernment in recognizing His voice. It comes by familiarizing myself with the Shepherd’s voice through focused time in His Word and in prayer… It is daily seeking to hear…

The Still, Small Voice of Love

“Many voices ask for our attention. There is a voice that says, “Prove that you are a good person.” Another voice says, “You’d better be ashamed of yourself.” There also is a voice that says, “Nobody really cares about you,” and one that says, “Be sure to become successful, popular, and powerful.” But underneath all these often very noisy voices is a still, small voice that says, “You are my Beloved, my favor rests on you.” That’s the voice we need most of all to hear. To hear that voice, however, requires special effort; it requires solitude, silence, and a strong determination to listen.

That’s what prayer is. It is listening to the voice that calls us “my Beloved.”

– Henri J. M. Nouwen

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