Monday, October 28, 2013

Be Still

     Have you ever heard the phrase, "Silence is golden except when coming from children...then you'd better go check to see what's broken." The first time I came across that little quote on Pinterest I chuckled because it is so true to a parent.
     But seriously, silence is golden. How often do you sit in silence? As I'm typing this up I'm sitting on my rocking chair outside (the kids are napping!!! Woohoo!!!) and all I can hear are the leaves blowing on the trees. It feels so good to be in silence. 

We have too many distractions. We don't know what it's like to enjoy being still. We have social media at our finger tips, our phones connected to our ears, the television on, and the music blaring. I enjoy all of these things and on a regular basis, but I can live without it. Could you? 
     A while back I went on a month sabbatical from Facebook and I thought it was going to be difficult, but it was quite the opposite it was refreshing to focus on just my family. As a family we've gone through several seasons of disconnecting the cable and having no television except for a few cartoons here and there for the kids (or maybe it was for my sanity?). 
     One thing I've enjoyed about my Yoga class is the silence. Nobody talks. The only noise you hear is your breathing. Not only is it good exercise but I've found it to be great meditation and prayer. Psalm 46:10 says, "Be still and know that I am God." Are you quiet enough to hear His voice?

Additional Resources:
Discovering Soul Care by Mindy Caliguire 

Power Verses:
Psalm 46:10 
Be still and know that I am God.

Psalm 62:5
Find rest, O my soul, in God alone

Lamentations 3:28
Let him sit alone in silence, for the Lord has laid it on him.

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