There is a saying that silence is golden. However, most of us cannot stand to be home alone without the television or radio playing. In addition text messages and cell phone calls seem to disrupt much of the day for some. I have noticed that some folks cannot go through an entire meal without getting a call or a message. And if it’s not a friend calling, often times it a telemarketer annoying us.
In Sunday school we discussed the fact that sometimes we can read a whole chapter and not remember what we read. Our minds are off on some distant problem and our focus is clearly not on God. The events and redundancies of life have a profound way of filling our minds.
If you were asked, ‘what do you have to do this week?’ How would you answer? Most of us would list a number of things. Many of them would be good. Some would be helpful to others. Some things might be frivolous. Would that list include a time set aside to spend with the Lord? … “be still and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10) If not, why not try fifteen minutes without interruption or interference this week? You may find that the quietness and silence with Him is indeed golden!