Quiet Time

December 15, 2015 at 10:07 pm | Posted in Devotional thoughts | Leave a comment

We used to call devotions or time alone with God “quiet time,” and rightly so.  I’ve been thinking about quiet recently.  I am trying to memorize Zephaniah 3:17, a great blessing that includes the words “he will quiet you by his love,” so I got to thinking about how often God reminds us of quiet.  I came up with the following without using any search tools, so I am sure there are more we could find if we looked.  If you have other favorites, put them in the comments.

Psalm 46:10  “Be still and know that I am God

Psalm 131  “I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me. But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother.”

Habakkuk 2:20  “The Lord is in his holy temple, let all the earth be silent before him.”

Isaiah 30:15-15  “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength”

Luke 10:38-42  Martha was “anxious and troubled about many things,” but Mary chose the better part, which was sitting at Jesus’ feet and listening to him.

Ecclesiastes 5:1-2  “Guard your steps when you go near to the house of God; go near to listen . . .  Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God.  God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few.”

The message is pretty clear.  Turn off the all the sounds and get some quiet time with God in the near future.

The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.

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