Life is a busy enterprise. It seems there are always more things to do, places to go, and people to meet. And while none of us would want a life without meaningful things to do, the fast pace threatens to rob us of the quietness that we need.
When were driving a car, stop signs and other signs warning us to slow down are reminders that to be safe we cant have our foot on the accelerator all the time. We need those kinds of reminders in all aspects of our lives.
The psalmist clearly knew the importance of times of calm and quiet. God Himself rested on the seventh day. And with more messages to preach and more people to heal, Jesus went apart from the crowds and rested a while (Matt. 14:13; Mark 6:31). He knew it wasnt wise to accelerate through life with our gas gauge registering on weary all the time.
When was the last time you could echo the psalmists words, I have calmed and quieted my soul? (Ps. 131:2). Put up a stop sign at the intersection of your busy life. Find a place to be alone. Turn off the distractions that keep you from listening to Gods voice, and let Him speak to you as you read His Word. Let Him refresh your heart and mind with the strength to live life well for His glory.
Read: Psalm 131
Good evening, Mayor ((HUGS))
Thanks for the good WORD!
Good morning, Mayor, and thanks for today’s sustenance for body and soul. ((HUGS))