Thursday, September 25, 2014

Q is for Quietness

            We live in a busy, busy world. We hurry  out the door in the morning, on our way to the multitudes of things on our To Do list:
drive kids to school,                      
            go to work,                                                       
                        pick up groceries,
                                    take kids to the doctor,
                                                pick up prescriptions,
                                                            drop off at soccer practice or guitar lessons,
                                                stop at a store to buy supplies for school projects,
                        drive through the bank,
            cooking, cleaning, working out,
The list is endless.
            It is difficult to sit still and be quiet before God when there is so much to do.  But, that is exactly what the Bible says we need to do to grow closer to the Lord.

Psalm 46:10 – “Be still, and know that I am God.”
           When Jesus was sleeping on a boat in the middle of the Sea of Galilee a sudden storm rose up and the waves rocked the boat. The disciples woke Jesus up because they were afraid. Jesus said to the storm, “Quiet! Be Still!”
            In the middle of the busyness and storms of our life, He says the same thing to us. In order to grow closer to God, we must make time to be still and quiet before God. As we read His Word and pray, we can focus on what He has for us if we are still and quiet before Him. If we want to trust God and get our strength from Him, the key is to quiet, not just our bodies, but our minds as well.

Isaiah 30:15 - “in quietness and trust is your strength”

What can you do today to make time to be quiet before the Lord?


  1. Always a challenge for me, especially on Fridays! Thank you for the remnder that it is necessary and that God is waiting for us! HUGS!

  2. I agree Michele. It's a challenge for me as well.