What’s the Rush?- February 5

You will not leave in haste or go in flight. Isaiah 52:12

Think about how many hours you spend being active and how many hours you spend quiet (sleeping doesn’t count!). With school, homework, practice, friends, and chores, it takes serious effort to jam in a little silence when the music is turned down, the TV is turned off, and the telephone isn’t ringing. Even when you are productive or spend your days doing good deeds, there comes a time when we need to pause and enjoy the stillness.

What would happen if you spent just ten minutes every day being absolutely quiet? What wonderful ideas might come to your mind? What would God say to you if he could get your attention? What encouraging thoughts might come to mind if you stopped talking and doing stuff long enough to listen to God instead? Give it a try today and see what happens!


Dear Lord, Help me slow down. Help me realize you might have something you want to say to me. I’m going to listen and see what you will teach me. Amen.

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