I crave quiet. I’m an introvert who recharges in quiet moments. Thats why I’m a morning person – I love waking up to a silent and still house, sipping my coffee and reading my Bible and writing gratitudes in my journal. It helps me focus on the rest of the day if I can have those few moments of silence and peace each morning, time to center my heart and mind on what matters most.
It’s hard to find quiet in our world. We’re surrounded by noise and 24 hour news and connectedness and social media with thousands of voices screaming to be heard. We’re wrapped up in busyness and to do lists and all the things that have to be done, even if we don’t really know why.
But we need quiet. The Bible tells us that God speaks in the quiet. He speaks with a still, small voice. He’s the gentle whisper after the raging winds and shaking earth. I love 1 Kings 19:11-13: So He said, “Go forth and stand on the mountain before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord was passing by! And a great and strong wind was rending the mountains and breaking in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a sound of a gentle blowing. When Elijah heard it,he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. And behold, a voice came to him and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”
My prayer is that God will keep me focused on the quiet. I want to hear His voice, and to do that, I need to listen in the quiet moments.