Lately, I’ve been feeling like I don’t sit in quiet enough. Our lives are full of the constant, go-go-go, and we are almost praised by our busyness. We are seen as “lazy” or “procrastinators” if we sit on a Sunday afternoon, and don’t run errands, clean the house or walk the dogs.
This can even go as far as the amount of time we spend on our devices or in front of screens. Recently I put a restriction on the amount of screen time I am allowed everyday. I get a little reminder that my time is almost up, and then my apps are blocked out for the rest of the day.
It’s made me really sit and think how much time I waste either being entertained by technology, or keeping myself busy. When I’m busy, I don’t have time to think deep thoughts, pray as much, or even feel convicted about certain actions or thoughts I have.
Our pastor has been preaching on “The Fight” which goes into detail about fighting for a deeper relationship with the Lord, and that includes the fight to do less, and sit in quiet more. You can listen to his last message on that here.
My life verse is “Be still and know that I am God.” I love this verse because I love the challenge of just sitting and letting the Spirit move, give me thoughts, and even lead my heart to prayer and repentance.
Today, my challenge to you is to find some time this week to sit in silence. Don’t allow your minds to be distracted by external noise, screens, or our to-do lists; simply be, and see what God may want to say.