GOD 101: The Lesson Of Silence

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The Lesson of Silence | Julia Marks

It would take me more than a lifetime or two to recount all the lessons that have come to me in my visions.  I’m exaggerating, of course, but some days it doesn’t feel like it.  Lessons of God take up a mighty percent of my visions.

This is the lesson of silence:

In your words, you will find your willingness to serve God.  In your silence, you will find your willingness to be served by God.

For me, this could be the first lesson in our understanding of God.  It could also be the last lesson in our understanding of God, as far as I am concerned.

As with any study or application of a study of God, the three fundamental laws of God, respect, courtesy, and gratitude, must be the ground on which we base our thoughts, feelings, and actions.  This is to say that if you want to bring this lesson into your life at a time wherein you are not showing respect, courtesy, or gratitude to those around you, the lesson will not make its meaning known in your life.  Furthermore, the more you contemplate on it, the less sense it will make to you.

I studied this lesson for decades.  I noticed that it was like a gentle rain: it took a long time to seep down into me.  But eventually it did.  And to my amazement, I will have to admit.

As you meditate on this lesson you will notice that your relationship with God is more closed than you had ever imagined.  Most sermons I have ever heard have alluded to our separation with God, and have made suggestions as to what we need to do to heal this rift.

But hear in your heart the words of the lesson again:

In your words, you will find your willingness to serve God.  In your silence, you will find your willingness to be served by God.

This lesson teaches, first of all, that there is no separation between us and God.  Furthermore, our relationship with God in based on service — one to the other.

And that is it.  Period.  In love, when we treat others with respect, courtesy, and gratitude, we are serving God.  When we are still in our lives, then we open ourselves to being served by God.  Action is our service.  In our stillness we experience God’s service to us.

The more we chant this knowledge into our heads, hearts, and souls, the more we will be able to let go of a lot of negativity that we hold onto because of our insecurities, the biggest insecurity of all being the feeling that we are not worthy of God’s love and respect.

But God’s love for us is there.  Absolutely.  As God is absolute, so is his love for us.  And this lesson gives us the ability, perhaps for the first time in our lives, to hold onto that truth and never let it go.

May you allow your hearts and souls to accept the profundity of God’s love for us, and as you go about during this holiday season, may you reach out and touch others with your and God’s love for them.

Merry Christmas.

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