Honestly, silence IS golden! I love it. And I’ve appreciated this and your other recent blog about one’s own thoughts and voice. Pondering.
Edit the voices in your head
- The people in your home
- Your co-workers
- Your extended family
- The TV
- Your friends
- The internet
- Video games
I’ve always believed in the power of silence. Thanks for sharing this today.
After returning home recently from being with orphans, the poor, the downtrodden, and trafficked girls in Manila, the Lord prompted me to fast from talk radio.
I was used to listening to every show imaginable, including ESPN radio every moment I was in the car, every morning, and every night, and pretty much whenever I could. I would fall asleep at night listening to people talking. Politics were huge to me, and staying up on current affairs was a must.
After 3 1/2 months w/o talk radio, politics have become very tiny and the kingdom is much bigger. Being quiet and still has helped me know better that He is God.
Read somewhere, or heard it said years ago that “A good memory passes for deep thinking in most cases.”
I can usually tell where people get their information based upon how they talk about things.
When I was just out of college and a youth intern w/ big ideas, my mentor in ministry impressed on me that “still waters run deep.” That those who make the greatest impact in the kingdom are those who develop depth of character, knowledge, trust in our all sufficient God.
I really like Phil. 1:9-11. It only happens when one makes time to clear the clutter from their life.
“And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled w/ the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ to the glory and praise of God.”
1 Kings 11-13