Listen to the Quiet

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Psalm 46:8-10

Attention, all! See the marvels of God!
    He plants flowers and trees all over the earth,
Bans war from pole to pole,
    breaks all the weapons across his knee.
“Step out of the traffic! Take a long,
    loving look at me, your High God,
    above politics, above everything.”

I’ve enjoyed spending time outside the last few days–even in the morning. You know it’s summer time when you can go outside in the morning wearing shorts!

 

Even though we live in the city, I still enjoy listening to the “quiet.” The sound of the train, lots of birds chirping, and even the sound of cars driving by. It’s funny how noisy my life is pretty much all the rest of the time…I barely notice until I just sit with no kids jabbering/crying/etc., no music playing, no one talking to me. It’s nice.

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Take a few moments to be still some morning this week and reflect on the wonders that are your backyard…even if the view is an apartment building ;). Be amazed at God’s glorious Creation…so many different types of bird sounds, bright green grass, the warm summer breeze. Think about it. You’ll be glad you took the time later when your kid is yelling or that person cuts you off at a busy intersection.

I love this verse because it clearly states that we need to take a moment to step away from the craziness.

Don’t just read this post, like this or pin this (although I appreciate when you do those things) 🙂 I know it’s tempting. But truly, be intentional and take a long loving look–even if it’s just for 10-15 minutes because for many that’s a long time to be alone 😉 I’m challenging you…and myself 🙂

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