That Still Small Voice

The listening ear, that Still Small Voice,
Is what we need, for our hearts to rejoice.
The Word of God, His Love Letter to us,
We should read it in Faith,
And in Him put our trust.

This next poem is by M. D. Clayburn, and as you can see by the language used that it had been written long ago. I came across it during my devotional time with the Lord yesterday morning right after I wrote my short poem above, and I thought it was appropriate and more in depth of what I had written, and how I was feeling at the time, and wanted to add it along with my post, in hopes it will add a special touch from God to your day. Here it goes……

I want the proven certainties
To soothe the soul’s deep cries;
And not man’s vain philosophies
Based only on surmise.

I want a book that is inspired
In which to posit faith;
And not some mutilated scroll,
Or literary wraith.

I want the calm assurance of
A voice from beyond the dust.
A voice from out eternity
In which to place my trust.

For when I come, at eventide,
To Jordans swollen stream,
I want the tested verities,
And not some mystic dream.

This mortal life is far too brief,
Eternity too vast,
To follow human sophistries
And lose the soul at last!

Then give me back the Holy Book
By inspiration penned;
I’m through with fabled falsities,
And allegoric trend.

It is always good to spend time in Gods Word and be attentive to that still small voice which speaks to our hearts within…… for it can make all the difference in the world in a moment of time.

And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord. And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake: and after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice. (1 Kings 19:11-12)

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:” (John 10:27)

For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name. (Psalm 43:21)

As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him. (2 Samuel 22:31)

10 thoughts on “That Still Small Voice

  1. The most beautiful voice any one could ever hear. His sheep DO hear His voice and they follow Him, for they do not know the voice of a stranger. Thank you for sharing this poem. Blessings.
    Julia

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    1. Thank you Julia. I was just thinking of that scripture this morning. We do know our Shepherds voice, as we sit still and tune in to His heart. 💕

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  2. Your poem followed by M.D. Clayburn’s make for a powerful combination. I read through both several times letting the words sink in. The world’s philosophies, sophistries, and falsities are so muddling while the Word of God and His still small voice is so clarifying.

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    1. Thank you for visiting my blog, Beth. I appreciate your comment of the “powerful combination of the two poems”. That rings so true. It seems poems of older times, simpler times when folks were more connected to Spirit of God, held more depth and personal meaning to them, since they had not the noise and distractions of our times. ♡

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