How often in a day or week do you allow some purposeful quiet-time?
Just sitting still--no distractions...no talking...no electronics....
In today's world, the noise never stops. . .
banking, shopping, dining out,
a movie, and fueling our cars can be done at any time of day.
Add the convenience of the internet and anything can be taken care of
without ever leaving the comfort of our kitchen table.
The noise has snuck in like a stealthy intruder.
We have invited it in to not just visit,
but to set up camp in our most intimate areas of house and home.
And we wonder why we are tired, and stressed and confused....
The Lord encourages, or perhaps,
commands us to be quiet.
He knows we need the break. To refresh, and be renewed.
He wants us to hear the quiet.
For in the quiet we hear our thoughts; and we hear Him in our thoughts.
The sound of silence is regenerating.
What can we do to practice this?
Practice turning off the tv, radio, phones, ipod, computer and gaming devices.
Get outside and walk...or just sit.
Dedicate a day to no noise...and see how your body and mind respond.