January 7, 2016 on 10:57 am | By | In In God's Pocket | Comments Off on THURSDAY THOUGHT 1/7/16 SHHHHH!

Silence is not my forte. Those who know me know that I am a talker. Ask for my opinion, and I’ll share it.  Don’t ask for my opinion, and I’ll share it.  And when it comes to talking to God, I’ll pray, I’ll sing, I’ll shout, often beginning with a big-winded, “Oh, Lord!” and go from there.


But once in a while, a deep silence comes over me, a deep, peaceful stillness in which the only sound is my centered breath. Those are the times when I am not so much praying to God as simply sitting quietly in His presence, in His great tranquility.  It is the best prayer, a wordless prayer, and I suspect it is the closest I will ever come to heaven this side of my mortality.


My point:  We do not always have to talk to God, to fill the silence with our words, or even our thoughts. We can just be with Him in the knowledge that we are wholly loved, wholly understood, wholly protected, wholly whole.  Be still.   – jri


Be still and know that I am God!”

                   ~ Psalm 48: 10a


Susan and I pray and read scripture together every morning. Sometimes, we lapse into a momentary silence.  When that happens, I think we need to just let it go where it wants to lead us.


John Ingrisano


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Gainesville, GA 30506

January 7, 2016



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