Monday, December 12, 2011

Silence in Receiving

DECEMBER 12

Silence in Receiving

“Silence is golden,” someone has said, but why is it golden? What is it about silence that glitters like gold? Can silence make you spiritually rich?
Are you temporally rich?
“Be still and know that I am God” (Psalms 46:10).
Pondering is a bit like listening I think. Listening to the thoughts inside you, and then letting them go in favor of the thoughts your Father in Heaven wishes to share with you.

“Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof…there is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early” (Psalms 46:3-5).

What do you think about this scripture? What do you think it means? What is Heavenly Father telling you it means? Record your thoughts.

Understanding symbolism takes pondering. It cannot be understood by a quick read, or a hurried pace. The savior taught in symbolism; in parables. Only those who pondered his words could find them out. Only those who were open to learning could see the truth.

Are you spiritually rich?

The Savior has said, “For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed…but blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear” (Matthew 13:15-16).

Today, spend some time pondering a particularly difficult scripture. Write down what you receive.

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