There are so many mornings I awake and I just have no idea what I am going to write about. I don’t know what God has planned for the expression on this page. So, I wait. I simply sit in the cool breeze around me listening to the birds and dogs speak to the squirrels and await God’s direction.
Then, BAM!!! Out of nowhere it comes to me. It can be a song, a verse that read yesterday or this morning, it could be a feeling I had, or it could just be something I see while waiting on Him.
Today, I come with the word; Quiet. What does quiet mean? What does it mean to actually experience “the quiet”? What does your quiet look like when compared to mine? Are they the same or are that complete opposites? Dictionary.com defines it in the verb sense as: verb (used with object) to make quiet, to make tranquil or peaceful; pacify:,to quiet a crying baby, to calm mentally, as a person, to allay (tumult, doubt, fear, etc.), to silence. These are all the action parts of quiet. This is how we react or control the quiet. Does your quiet come close to any of these?
Dictionary.com also defines it as a adjective as making no noise or sound, especially no disturbing sound:, quiet neighbors, free, or comparatively free, from noise, a quiet street, silent, Be quiet!, restrained in speech, manner, etc.; saying little, a quiet person.,free from disturbance or tumult; tranquil; peaceful:,a quiet life, being at rest, refraining or free from activity, especially busy or vigorous activity, a quiet Sunday afternoon. This sounds more like what I want to speak on today.
How much do we say the word quiet? Are we telling ourselves to quiet the noise in our heads or telling the children or family to quiet the noises going on around us? Do we ever actually GET QUIET? Do we ever allow our minds to rest? Do we allow our bodies to enjoy the quiet? Or are we just starting the next thing and the next thing, and so on? Are we getting hooked on things that are unholy or ungodly to the life we strive to live? Are we spending more time playing the games on our phones and watching the television shows we shouldn’t be watching than we simply stop and listen to God in the quiet? Are we even trying?
I challenge you to walk away from the television, turn off the games and computers, close the door to the light of technology and noise that clutters your mind.Just be still and quiet and listen. Listen for Christ. Listen for the Word of God to reign down from heaven and provide you with love, encouragement, and direction for your life. Give Him the quiet time that He so rightly deserves.