Excerpt from my book
The Shut Up Book
A 40 day Approach to Controlling Your Mouth
My soul waits in silence for God only…
Remember the Four Seasons song “Silence is Golden”? I know it’s a love song about a girl but the title is appropriate.
Silence is golden and we need to have a lot more of it. It is a treasure that is hard to find in the noise of the world. Our Christian legacy is one filled with men and women who sought the silence of contemplative meditation and prayer. Jesus often went away alone to pray. His earthly ministry was begun after days of silence in the wilderness.
It is strange that as the world gets louder the church tries to match it noise for noise.
We Christians need to set the standard not the world. One of those standards that was set by Scripture is the silence of waiting on the Lord.
- When was the last time you got away by yourself? I mean really alone.
- Take some time and get away by yourself. It could be as simple as going for a walk.
- You need the quiet time every day. Take the time to be silent.