The world is loud.
The voices in my head are almost deafening.
They drown out reason, and focus and purpose.
And silence is the remedy.
The healing balm that allows God to speak.
“He awakens Me each morning;
He awakens My ear to listen like those being instructed.
The Lord God has opened My ear,
and I was not rebellious;
I did not turn back. In the quiet, still moments that we actually pause long enough to hear.” Isaiah 50: 4-5
The birds are singing~~I believe God does too. I know He loves music, because His world is full of rhythm.
“Yahweh your God is among you, a warrior who saves. He will rejoice over you with gladness. He will bring you quietness with His love. He will delight in you with shouts of joy.” Zephaniah 3:17
And I am reminded that those birds are out there every single day singing their little hearts out–I just don’t always hear them.
And so is He.
The owl is calling, and I hear God calling me out of the chaos and into the calm.
The deafening silence is a good thing.
I can finally hear Him.
My busy-ness is a weakness that causes short-sightedness and mis-guided passion if I am not careful to look in the mirror to see if I am reflecting the One who sees it all.
He knows our crazy, hectic, never-have-a-moment-to-myself life, and His desire for us is that we wait.
Wait on Him. Wait to begin that rat race until we have spent time with Him. In His Word. Talking to Him.
And just listening.
“Our beauty should not consist of outward things like elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold ornaments or fine clothes. Instead, it should consist of what is inside the heart with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very valuable in God’s eyes.” I Peter 3: 3-4