Saturday, August 22, 2015

The Quieter You Become, The More You Can Hear

Author Ram Dass once wrote, "The quieter you become, the more you can hear."

Those words teach me when I notice my self getting too busy. When I get caught in the treadmill of schedules, sessions, events. When I try to meet demands of deadlines ... just like you.

I need quietness. I cannot be a man that I need to be without moments of quietness. As Dr. Charles Swindoll put it, "Stillness is an essential part of our growing deeper as we grow older." Oh, how I long to enjoy it ... how I long to have more of it amid the world's noise. 

Each week, I am desperately concerned that I slow down and quiet down. Especially when there's agitation. Tiredness. Too much activities. Or, stresses in relationships. When I sit in silence and listen to God, much hurt and confusion fade away. Perspective and purpose, security and confidence, move right in to my heart and mind.

"... in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength."  (Isaiah 30:15)

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