There is a sacred space and peace that can only be found within the realm of stillness, a tranquil refuge where the noise of the world slowly and peacefully fades away, allowing the gentle whispers of our souls and the divine echo of God to be heard clearly. In these quiet moments of life, I have found the importance of being still and allowing God to be God. It’s a practice that goes beyond the boundaries of time and circumstance, and it is a journey I invite you to embark on with an open heart.
In the serenity of solitude, I have discovered an intimate connection with God that transforms and elevates all aspects of my life. It is in these moments of quiet, when the world pauses and the clutter dissipates, that I can be fully present with the Almighty. Silence settles my mind and opens my heart, allowing space for impactful communication between me and my Creator. It is in this serenity that He speaks to me about my health, guides me on my path and purpose, talks to me about the hearts of those around me, and directs me on how He wants me to serve.
I am so grateful to have been able to spend Christmas with my family in beautiful Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, at the Sanctuary at Cap Cana. It felt like the sanctuary my soul needed amidst the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. During that time, I basked in the slow and quiet places of my heart and mind. God truly met me there with arms open wide and a soft place for me to rest my head. While there, I released by nineteenth book, Affirmed Volume 2: 365 Positive Thoughts & Actions to Start Your Day. I also received some unexpected requests for speaking engagements. God was showing me that I did not need to do more to achieve more; He was showing me that I simply needed to be still and know that He is God and He’s got me!
One of the most impactful lessons I learned is that solace is not merely an escape from the world; it’s a deliberate act of self-preservation and an opportunity for deeper connection with God. In the stillness, I find shelter from the noise of negative energy. Instead, I choose to embrace the positivity that radiates from the divine presence, wrapping me in a cocoon of peace and resilience. On this journey of self-discovery and purpose, getting still and quiet has been my compass. It has prompted me to make conscious choices that nurtured my well-being, a testament to the profound impact of listening to the whispers of God in the silence. Sis, God does not shout…He whispers.
In the hallowed hush of solitude, God told me that I needed to cleanse my inner circle. Not everyone in our lives has our best interests at heart, and it takes a discerning heart to recognize the relationships that no longer serve us. Through stillness, I found the courage to let go of toxic ties and attachments, creating space for genuine connections and assignments that align with the path God has laid out for me.
Being still and quiet does not imply that life will always be serene and without challenges. On the contrary, it is within the quietude that I learned I do not have to be everything to everybody. It is a lesson in understanding my worth and recognizing that I deserve peace and rest. In that silence, my heart found openness, and blessings flowed in abundance.
I implore you to consider the immense value of prioritizing quiet moments—especially in the hustle and bustle of life and amidst the incessant demands of a world that rarely pauses. Take time to journal your thoughts, step away from the relentless chatter of social media, and give yourself the grace of a break from the constant barrage of information. Create sacred spaces for prayer and reflection. For in the quiet, you will find clarity.
Sis, what’s stopping you from being still, and how will you get quiet so you can hear God clearly?Leave a Comment