I received a note and it said, “Eileen, what is the secret to holiness?” Well, we can strive for holiness, but only God is holy. The Scripture tells you this. I find the secret to at least striving to be pleasing to God is silence and solitude. We find that so hard, to keep our mouth shut. It seems that we have to be working all the time and talking all the time. We no sooner get home, and we turn on the television or we’re on the phone. We just don’t like silence and solitude. Yet, in silence and solitude, that’s where we can hear the voice of God. Not in a ball game or a big commotion, or anything. When you’re silent that’s when you hear the voice of God. You’re paying more attention to Him and that’s when He is speaking to you more powerfully, because His beautiful words sink deep within your soul.
That’s where all the parables come from. I told you it’s in your silence and solitude that you begin to become more acquainted with our loving Daddy God.
(Taken from: “The Father’s Good News Letter” January – April, 2010, © Meet the Father Ministry, Used with permission.)