Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! The Lord of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge.
~~ Psalm 46:10-11
Today's world is on sensory overload. Internet, cell phones, TV, radio, iPods, video games, etc.... provide a constant stream of noise. Our ears and eyes are constantly inputting data to our brains and Satan loves it. He has an open line to our minds and he keeps us too busy to hear God. Some people always have ear buds on, listening to constant "noise". Even when some are driving alone in the car, they must be talking on the phone!
Why do we have such an aversion to silence? What so disturbs us in the quiet times? Why do some never want to be alone, disconnected from the world and quiet? Even when praying, they are never silent...
God speaks loudest in the quiet times. He will not yell above the constant noise and chaos of our lives. If Satan can keep the volume turned up, if he can keep us busy and distracted; we will not hear what God has to say! So today, I am saying "Be still....quiet the noise..and listen...
And the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever.
My people will dwell in a peaceful habitation,
In secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places
For thus says the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel:
“In returning and rest you shall be saved;
In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.”
Then they are glad because they are quiet;
So He guides them to their desired haven.
~~~Be blessed, Arlene