Quietness

Quietness

Today’s Scripture Selection: Psalm 131:2

“But I have stilled and quieted my soul; like a weaned child with its mother, like a weaned child is my soul within me.”

We live in a very noisy world.  Or at least most of us do.

Yes, there are the contemplative souls among us who manage to find spiritual quietness – inner stillness – even in the midst of a lot of background noise.

But many of us find ourselves, again and again, on that old squeaky treadmill, wondering if we will ever get off.

Well, the fact is, we can.  But we have to choose to get off.

Maybe that is why the 131st Psalm begins with this humble admission:

“My heart is not proud, O LORD, my eyes are not haughty; I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me.”

Now, I don’t this means we are not to ever think about “deep” things – or content ourselves with only thinking about superficial things.  I think God gave us brains and hearts that are wired to go “deep” – with God as the guide.

But, it depends on where we are in life and what else is happening around us.

And, it depends on if we have set the stage properly for quiet, profound, contemplative prayer.

And that brings us back to choosing to get off that squeaky treadmill when we can.

I invite you to do that sometime this week and see how it feels.

Still and quiet your soul.  And wait.  And listen.

I have a feeling God has a whole lot to say to you.

Prayer: Lord, help me to be quiet enough within to hear your still, small, voice.  AMEN.

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