We live in a noisy world. Whenever we go into a store, or restaurant there is music playing in the background. In our homes, the phones are ringing off the hooks, and radio, T.V. etc. are blaring. Cell phones ringing everywhere.
Now don’t misunderstand. I love listening to music. I like to have soft music playing at restaurants on occasion. I love to get calls from a good friend and have a good chat, but there are times when it is nice just to be quiet.
The Lord brought a verse to my attention the other day. It is one that I had read many times and have probably heard it preached on a time or two. I Thessalonians 4:11 says, “and that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;”
We need to study to be quiet? The words caught me off guard for a moment. In other words, quietness is something that we have to work toward. I don’t know about your house, but quietness is not something that just happens at ours. The Lord is showing to me these last few days that there are times when I need to just “be quiet”. If my husband happens to be reading this, He will probably cheer and thank the one who has finally shown me this verse. 🙂 Just Kidding, Gordon!
He blesses me so much and I wonder if he sometimes tries to speak to me, but I can’t hear him because it is to noisy. I have determined that I am going to try to take a small part of each day and have a little study hall. You know, just have a little time to study quietness. I know my family will benefit because I will have a moment to regroup my thoughts and bring something out of the quietness that will make me a better wife, a better mom and a better Christian.
Our family had a wonderful opportunity to go to Seminole State park on Saturday. We had a great time. We were able to get away from the noisiness of our life for a couple of hours. It was so nice to sit and enjoy the quietness. I stared at the clouds for a while those in the sky as well as those playing on the playground. I closed my eyes and rested. I listened to a voice that encouraged and strengthened me.
In fact, I am ready right now for a little study hall. What about you?