Sunday, July 3, 2011


In times of doubt and confusion, times when we feel limited by undesirable appearances or conditions, we need to cock one ear toward God, be patient and still, and listen with all our heart and soul for the “still small voice.” That will bring the answer, the freedom, the assurance and relief vital to a happy and victorious life.

What is this still small voice? How and where can we find it? What is its message? We are familiar of course, with our conscience. We know when it “bothers” us, or when it “speaks” to us do we not? This is but the beginning rustle and stir of Holy Spirit within, the beginning of our awareness of the still small voice which lives with us and within us, whether or not we follow its guidance.

When we silence the clamour of self –will, resentment, agitation and rebellion concerning our problems we will be able to hear and recognise the true wisdom from above, that wisdom which is “first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated...”(Jas.3:17).

This quiet but magnificent Guide, the Christ Self, urges us continually to awaken and grasp the opportunity to behold the Truth of Being about ourselves and the Heavenly Kingdom provided for us.

It is impossible to explain completely the wondrous content of its message, for it would be somewhat like trying to put all the thrilling beauty of a colourful sunset into a few words. To one, the flaming sky might be a glorious inspiration to compose a beautiful melody, to another it may mean a riot of colour to be put upon canvas, to another a flow of expressive words; in another it may arouse supreme strength needed to rise above an unhappy situation, in another, new trust and faith to keep on “keeping on.”

Each a different message, but a wonderful one, moulded according to the individual need, aspiration and desire.

One quality however, the message of the still small voice of Truth forever contains the quality of limitlessness, eternity, infinity. As we listen to this voice within, we will find it possible to drop all hurry, anxiety and confusion, accepting the simple conviction that all negation is only temporary while the goodness of God, His love for us, is eternal.

Contrary to wishful thinking, fanciful day-dreams, the truths arising from the depths of the Holy Spirit contain the important basic facts about all creation, about our Real Self. The Still small voice is ever ready to tell us of these truths, but the intellect, the argumentative mind, denies their practicality, declares them “too good to be true”, and prefers to accept thoughts of a restricted, limited content as more natural.”

The intellect tells us that it is natural for man to catch a cold from his neighbour, be sick and weak occasionally, suffer failure and unhappiness. The still small voice bids us reject these beliefs in favour of the pattern laid down for us by the man Jesus, the man who set the example of what we truly are, spiritually perfect beings, created after the image and likeness of our Heavenly Father.

The intellect insists that our success and prosperity depend upon certain material circumstances; that it would be unnatural for everyone alike to be plentifully supplied. Again, the still small voice bids us to learn of the teachings of the way shower; bids us be still and listen to His words “Be not therefore anxious, saying what shall we eat.... your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.”

(Matt. 6:31, 32) He tells the source of our every supply is always God, impartial, loving, and ready to give to those who seek and ask in His name.

If there are other doubts assailing us, the still small voice bids us read further, learn more of the teachings of this Perfect Man. It bids us remember how he went even so far as to ask us, if we would not believe his words, to believe the actual words he performed, the actual healings of the sick and maimed, the restoration of sight to the blind, of life to those believed dead, the providing of abundant food for the multitudes. It bids us remember that these were only a recorded few of the many deeds performed.

To be continued.....