I grew up in a family with 5 brothers, 2 sisters, and my parents. Our house was noisy and with 8 kids in the house, there was always some neighborhood friends in the house as well. We didn’t have video games to occupy our time, so we played all kinds of games in the house. That’s when I bloodied my youngest brothers nose.
My older brothers made our front room a boxing ring, and I had to fight my younger brothers in a boxing match. Having to fight…I beat him up. Of course, this was all during the summer months while our parents were at work. In case you were wondering where they were. Oh the stories I could tell! But I digress.
With all the goings on in our house it was very hard to have a little peace and quiet. However, when my mother came home from work, she would make us sit down and be quiet. Of course, she threatened us within an inch of our life, but we did sit down and be quiet. It did wonders for our household. It gave her a chance to have a little quiet after a day at work, and it also calmed us down.
God is the same way. There are times that he will make us sit down and be quiet. When we’ve been running around like crazy and doing things we shouldn’t be doing. It could be an illness that causes us to stop. It could be some sort of trouble that causes us to seek out God.
Why wait until something happens in your life, before you quiet yourself and seek God’s voice? Today, take some time to quiet yourself in order to hear God’s voice. Go some place, it could be a closet, go for a walk, or any place where it will allow you to settle yourself in quiet so you can hear from God.
It will be worth it to your spirit AND your physical body. Now, go someplace, sit down, and be QUIET!
I love you to life!