Whereas silence takes place in the natural realm, stillness takes place in the soul.
Silence is the putting away of outer distraction, but stillness is the quieting of inner distraction.
The majority of us will struggle most with stillness. Silence is easy; stillness is the challenge.
Silence is a matter of scheduling and practical arrangements. But stillness is the ridding of inner distraction – racing thoughts and persistent concerns.
It is not possible to be still while at the same time being anxious, fearful, skeptical, confused or emotional.
To find stillness takes total trust in God.
Be still and…know.
Before you can know Him, you have to be still.
Many Christians know God in sound bites but fail to seek the richness of His depths.
Knowing God doesn’t come from “how to” videos or inspirational posts. Knowing God comes through silence and stillness. We need to slow down.
The way in…is silence and stillness.
To become aware of God’s presence, you must find stillness of the soul and the silence of distraction.
The Holy Spirit moves in stillness and He works in the silence.
Source: Carriers of Glory by David Diga Hernandez