Shhh…Study Hall

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?

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13 thoughts on “Shhh…Study Hall

  1. Have you been reading my mind? I love quiet time and when I don’t get it, it seems to cause unwanted stress.(for everyone!) Sometimes it is just not possible to have that time alone. But you are right…it needs to be a priority in our day. Thanks so much for the reminder!

  2. Amy for about 5years now all the quiet times, even with all the phisical problems that I have and the pain I endured this is when I really grew close to the Lord! But I don’t have the stress that is in a family atmosphere , just my little dog that Brett gave me at Christmas and me-myself-and I.I have always been able to tune out unwanted noises you know like when the wife hollers honey take out the garbage and I keep on reading the newspaper? Good post , Blessings to you! RON.

  3. Christy, great minds think alike! 🙂 We seem to be on the same wavelength.

    Gordon, Thanks for understanding what I need, too. I love you!

    Ron, thanks for the insight. I didn’t realize a newspaper was such a great insulator. It really blocks out the noise. LOL!

  4. oh wow, you really hit on something here, I never really thought about how much noise is going on in my world. Problem is now, I will really hear it, not sure if I should thank you or not. lol!!

  5. Such a beautiful post–and oh, so true. Thank you. Wonderful verse you shared, too. Some in my family think I’m a bit odd for cherishing the quiet, but I can’t really handle the noise for too long. Maybe that’s a blessing, huh?:-) Ah, to pull away and be still before Him.

    You have a beautiful blog here, Amy. Thanks for visiting mine recently.

  6. Dana, Thank you for stopping by. I’m sorry if I made your noise too noisy. 😉 Does that make sense? lol

    Vicky, I appreciate your comments. I enjoy just being still as well. I like all of your graphics also. I am going to have to learn how to do that.

  7. Hi Amy, welcome to the blogworld.
    I love your blog and posts. You have a wonderful way of writing and I enjoyed reading here.

    Kc and I love to take walks on the beach or be in the woods. It always reminds me of how great God is and how beautiful His creation is. It humbles me and makes me count my blessings. At home, quiet times are very needed to reflect and as you already said, regroup and make every thought captive.

    I will drop in at your blog more often:-)

    God’s Grace.

  8. Corry, I am so glad you came by. Thank your for your sweet comments. I love to walk on the beach, too. Gordon and I have gone to St. Augustine, Fl. on several occasions.(It is not very far from where my mom and dad live.) I am always relaxed and renewed when we leave there. 🙂

    I hope you have a blessed day!

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