Psalms

Silence

One of th4e hardest things to do is also one of the simplest:  “Be still, and know that I am God”.

In today’s fast paced world, we have all sorts of distractions.  From our cell phones, to cars in the highway, to the TV and video games. Then there are movies and kids and grandkids, spouses and pets.  There are crossword puzzles, soduko, word finds and good novels or biographies.  Add to this our hobbies – what shall it be today.  Woodworking, puzzle making, quilting, baking, candy making, scarve knitting, oil painting, silk screening, coin collecting, web surfing, TV watching.  The list goes on and on.

Add to that our sporting and leisure activities:  golf, bowling, watching golf or football or baseball or hockey,fishing, hunting, water skiing, boating, jet skiing, snow skiing, snowmobiling, frisbee golf – this list also goes on and on.

When do you take time to be still? It is in the silence – the quiet times – when you hear God’s voice.  It is not in the midst of all our activity that he reveals Himself to us, it is in the silence of the early morning hours, or when we lay awake at night.  This is when we are closest to God.  It is not in all our activity – even if it;s church activity.  It is when we are inactive, searching for Him, longing for Him, listening for Him.  

How do you cultivate silence in your life?  Can you take a few moments to be still, and get to know God?

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