Hope Wissel, Relax, Reflect, Recharge

Be Still

Were you told as a child to “sit still” or “be quiet”?  I honestly don’t remember being told that but maybe it is just “selective memory”.  Imagine my surprise when I got one of my Daily Messages from God (an app on Facebook) that said:

God wants you to know that …most of your words are unnecessary.

All too often you speak simply to fill the space with sound, because you feel too uncomfortable with the silence. But this silence is golden. Only in silence you can hear God speak to you. Only in silence can a real prayer, a heart prayer be born. Next time you start chattering, stop and feel into the silence, feel its shape, its texture, and then slowly and silently say only what really has to be said.”

Okay, so this is a random app but I truly believe that God sends us messages in ways that we will accept.  This message really hit home.  How often do we pray or have a conversation with God and he never gets a chance to get a word in?  We talk and talk and talk.  When it comes time to LISTEN, we sit for a second and when we haven’t heard anything, we move on.

Does silence make you uncomfortable?  Think about your everyday conversations with friends, family or acquaintances.  When there is a lull in the conversation, you do start talking?  Do we really give the other person an opportunity to talk or even think for a second before they respond to what we have said.  How many one sided conversations do you have a day?

How do you think the people that we are talking to on the phone feel?  Or if they are right in front of us, have we ever stopped to consider their feelings when we don’t LISTEN?  If we can’t STOP talking and LISTEN when there is an actual physical person, how difficult it must be when we talk to God?

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Will you be still today and LISTEN for what God has to say to you?

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

 

1 thought on “Be Still”

  1. That’s so cool – God is teaching me something very similar. I want an answer to a prayer and I’m kind of obsessing over it. And God keeps telling me to wait and listen before moving ahead. To focus on HIM and what HE wants me to do, instead of just plowing down whatever is in front of me in the name of taking action.
    Beautiful post, thanks for sharing. 🙂

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