A Week Of Studying To Be Quiet

My favorite time of day is first thing in the morning when the world is still quiet. Whether I'm still laying in bed or at the dining room table getting ready to study my Bible, I love the silence and peace that comes before anything begins to stir.

I wonder if you have some of this quiet time in your own life. Is there a special time when nothing is pulling you, calling you or interrupting you? I thank God if you do, and I ask Him to show you where you can find it if you don't.

And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you. 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Did you ever think that you would have to study to be quiet? Quiet times in our life don't just happen. We have to plan them, seek them out and determine to guard them. Otherwise we lose them to the hustle and bustle of the day before we know it.

It's only when our hearts and minds are quiet and settled that we can focus and listen for God's voice. It takes a conscious effort to hear and comprehend, but the more you do it, the easier it becomes. Then your heart will crave quiet because it understands the blessings God can give you in those moments.

Make this a week of studying to be quiet. Even if it's only for a few precious minutes, shut down your mind and immerse yourself in God's presence. Use this time to read, pray and have fellowship with your heavenly Father. Don't be surprised if you find yourself recharged and at peace, having quieted your heart and spent that time with the Lord.

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