I appreciate the silence of the early mornings. No television, no noise accept for the occasional car driving past, the slight hum of the refrigerator I value silence. Watching the sun rise taking in all that God has done. Silence. Peace. With working in a call center, the duties are rewarding but the constant chatter that goes on can be enough to cause one to stand on top of their desk and shout, SHUT UP WILL YOU!! Now that would not be a nice thing to do though I could see myself doing just that, in my Daffy Duck voice. I often wonder why it is hard for many to sit still, be silent and just hear, nothing. Or, hear the sound of their own heart beat. Hear the sound of the blood running through their veins. Now I know that is not possible but, what if.
I love the morning time because this is my time to pull it all together and ask God that one question, what today Lord? It is my time to sit and offer the Lord my requests, forgive me and restore me. It is also a time for me to put my life in prospective and focus on the vision. The vision God has instilled in me that I so haphazardly at times fail to acknowledge fully. In doing so, I quiet my spirit, I quiet my soul. Peace.
To fully understand our walk and duty as Gods children, we must deliberately take a time out and silence the chaos that we allow and create, some we have no choice but to be partakers of. Though God can speak at anytime and in any situation. He values being able to know you are waiting for Him to speak, seeking Him in silent meditation, expecting Him. What an awesome God who can do all things and in all ways.
Psalm 37 is one of many examples of the requirement God places on His children. Such as stated in the 7th verse, Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devises to pass. The first four words says it all, rest in the Lord. This is one of the many reasons I love being silent. My strength is renewed and my spirit is refreshed. My open closet. That peace really can only come from God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost.
I encourage those of you who took the time to read this blog, to take a step back from your normalcy and step into God's peace. Seek Him and expect Him. He is waiting for you with open arms and a love that will never die. He is expecting you. He will refresh you, restore you and give you the desires of your heart.