Voice is powerful. But how do we define voice?
Is voice the sound that is produced in our larynx–the sound that comes out of our mouth? Or is it an opinion that one expresses–whether in the form of sound or as words on paper?
There are many ways of looking at the meaning of “voice.” But one thing is true–a voice can be very powerful. An audible voice can be powerful if it is loud or sweet-sounding. A written voice can be powerful if it is provocative or convincing.
But perhaps the most powerful voice is the one that is not detected by the human senses, other than the sense of the person whose voice it is. That is the voice of thoughts–the thoughts that we direct towards God.
Perhaps the most important conversations we have in our lives are the ones during which we speak to God. And that requires no sound, and no sentences to be written on paper. Those words do not need to be spoken at a particular day or time. Our conversation with God can start, just as it can be paused, at any time. For a conversation with God, there is no requirement for any permission, there is no need to check the calendar for availability, and certainly no agenda is needed. With God, we can speak anytime, without hesitation, and without preparation.
Whether or not the world, with all the people in it, can hear our voice, God will always listen to us. Whether the words we put on paper are read by any human beings or not, God will pay attention to what we have to express.
A powerful voice is one that a person uses to speak to God–with sincerity in the heart and clarity of conscience. No matter how much we speak and write regarding matters of the earth, we cannot have a powerful voice unless we converse with God.