Monday, November 8, 2010


I've been bombarding myself with noise lately. When I'm doing homework I've been playing as much noise as possible--music, movies, etc....I guess I thought that noise would drown out the paper and make the time go by faster. BUT all it did was make noise. Annoying, distracting, go-nowhere-noise. I wrote less on my paper and felt more depressed at the end of the day.

Tonight I didn't play noise. I am working on homework and listening to God speak. I realized He can do so much more talking and convicting when He's not being drowned out. Sometimes the silence can be the most frightening. We say we want to hear Him speak, but we over-talk and over-use media to make His voice less audible. It's a true brave heart that can work in silence, read in silence, and wait to hear Him speak. He will. Remember, He's a still small voice and we have to listen for that without covering our ears.

"The LORD came and stood there, calling as at the other times, 'Samuel! Samuel!' Then Samuel said, 'Speak, for your servant is listening.'" (1 Sam. 3:10)

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