Since i've been writing lately i have just let the house stay quiet. Turning off the ringer, and not turning on tv or radio. it was really hard at first. i felt like i was breaking up with an old friend not grabbing that remote right away. Some of it is me, but allot of it is our culture. i used to love noise because it distracted me from my thoughts. Now i am learning to be still. i don't want to rush through life, and i want to hear God's voice.
So trust me when i say i know it's hard. Our minds are usually going 1,000 miles a minute trying to complete our tasks for the day.
Technology has made it worse. i mean come on people, we don't even go to the restroom without taking our phones! it's like we don't know how to be still. We are so busy trying to capture moments on instagram and Facebook, we aren't living them.
How are we able to hear God and rest in his spirit? it says in psalms 46:10 "Be still, and know that i am God. . . ". He is God. Powerful, almighty, loving God, and he wants to spend time with us. He wants to talk with us, and he needs us to hear him. So be still. Turn off the ringer. Turn off the music, and just be still. Keep your hearts open and ears alert. You may be surprised what you hear.