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Quiet Please

The Watered Soul: Quiet Please

Apr 20, 2010

Quiet Please

Life can be quite noisy at times. We’re inundated with music, television, family and friends to occupy our time. Even things that we don’t consider to be loud carry a sound. When I shut down my office computer, I’m amazed at how quiet the room suddenly sounds. Although I’ve sat in there for hours, I had been oblivious to the amount of white noise that was filling my space.

Likewise our inner selves can be full of white noise. Noisy expectations, frightening fears, negative self talk, constant worries speak loudly in our souls. At times it is necessary to pull away from all the hustle and bustle and just quieten ourselves. Frequently it is easier to live with the rumblings in our head than to be still and wait on God. Take some quiet time to rest from all your toiling.

A few scriptures to meditate on:

Zephaniah 3:17 The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing." (NIV)

Mark 6:31 Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, "Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest." Psalm 131:2 (English Standard Version)

Psalm 131:2 But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me. (NIV)

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At April 20, 2010 at 6:00 AM , Blogger Mike said...

Great advice. Very appropriate as I live next to Heathrow and the quiet is just amazing, made me realise the noise that we put up with!

At April 20, 2010 at 6:25 AM , Blogger WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

I always have music in the background, to me that is relaxing and I can get an inner peace, living on a busy road the hustle and bustle of everyday life is all to evident so to me music is the answer,
Everyone is different otherwise how dull a world this would be,

Have a smashing day,

At April 20, 2010 at 6:59 AM , Blogger Rae said...

I totally agree! I wrote my "Q" about quiet, too! Thanks for your reminder that we should all take some quiet time.

At April 20, 2010 at 7:04 AM , Blogger Wanda said...

Thanks Mike hope you find time to enjoy a little bit of quiet today.
Yvonne, you're right we're all different. I find that music or listening to water soothes my inner being as well.
Rae-great minds think a like I guess, I'll be sure to take a look at your take on "quiet" after work.

Hope you all have a blessed day. And may your souls be quiet even if there's noise all around you.

At April 20, 2010 at 7:52 AM , Blogger SonshineMusic i.e. Rebecca T. said...

That was a sweet post. Thanks for stopping by my blog :) When I have some time I'll try to get to some of your other A-Z posts

At April 20, 2010 at 8:44 AM , Blogger Kelly said...

Wonderful scriptures. Quiet time with God is SO important.

At April 20, 2010 at 9:29 AM , Blogger Andrea said...

I need quiet time with GOD to keep me sane.

At April 20, 2010 at 12:23 PM , Blogger BLUEBUTTERFLY said...

Amen, Wanda. One of my favorite things to do is to walk down to the lake just before sunrise. No cars, gadgets ... nothing but being still and silent. Always refreshes and restores.

Peace and love,

At April 20, 2010 at 1:40 PM , Blogger Linda said...

I especially love the scripture that says He will quiet you. Some of my favorite - and very rare - days are those when I am home alone and nothing is on - no radio, no TV, quiet. Love it.

At April 20, 2010 at 2:08 PM , Blogger Robin said...

So true! I found myself blogging this message too this past week. Love your blog! Robin

At April 20, 2010 at 4:02 PM , Blogger arlee bird said...

I like your take on the different kinds of white noise -- hadn't thought about it like that before but you are right. Sometimes some real quiet is necessary to allow the power of the Holy Spirit to move through us.

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At April 20, 2010 at 4:43 PM , Blogger Marjorie said...

Patience and quiet really do go hand in hand. I tell my oldest all the time that we should be happy to wait, because if we are waiting we are alive and life is a gift.

At April 20, 2010 at 4:43 PM , Blogger Lisa said...

Goodness, yes! This seems to be a running theme in blogland today - staying quiet and listening to God. I feel like He's been telling me to do that for a while now. I'm listening Lord!

Thank Wanda for visiting my blog and commenting too. You're kindness is always appreciated!

At April 20, 2010 at 5:05 PM , Blogger Lorena G. Sims said...

Thanks for the scriptures. I had a lot of quiet time lately but not spending it with the Lord. Thanks for the post, it's good reminder for me that I need to spend quiet time with my God and not with the earthly things.

At April 20, 2010 at 5:26 PM , Blogger Ellie said...

Thanks for the gentle reminder; This is a wonderful post! We do need quiet time for reflection and prayer!

At April 20, 2010 at 6:44 PM , Blogger Bud Ezekiel H. said...

hi Wanda!:)

love the Zeph. 3:17 one of my favorites. i need some time out with Him, definitely!

it's a busy time now for me and i apologize for getting here late...lately!

agree with Ellie. thank you for the reminder!

At April 20, 2010 at 6:45 PM , Blogger Bud Ezekiel H. said...

need some praise music!!!

At April 20, 2010 at 8:43 PM , Blogger Grammy said...

You ere right about noise, we always have either the radio or television on most of the time. However, sometimes we do sit on our front porch and just enjoy the beauty of nature all around us. Ir does us good to just sit and soak up the sounds of birds.

At April 20, 2010 at 11:54 PM , Anonymous Dragons Muse said...

Yes so true, I often have to remind myself to take time out and be quiet, listen for God's message.

At April 21, 2010 at 12:42 AM , Blogger Kathleen said...

Thank you for the well-written encouragement to quiet ourselves...including the white noise inside of our heads. Thanks, too, for the lovely Scripture verses.

At April 21, 2010 at 1:09 PM , Blogger Wanda said...

Sonshine-I enjoyed my visit at your place. I'll be sure to stop by again.
Kelly-it sure is.
Andrea-me too
Bluebutterfly-I like walking early in the morning and listening to the birds chirp. Such peace.
Linda-I love that verse too.
Robin & Arlee-thanks
Marjorie-I never look at waiting in the manner but that's a good point.
Lisa-Heed His voice :)
Lorena & Ellie-you're welcome & thanks to you
Bud-I just recently came across that scripture and I just love it. I understand about being busy. I'm having a hard time keeping up these days.
Grammy-yes it certainly does.

At April 21, 2010 at 1:16 PM , Blogger Wanda said...

Dragon's Muse, it's easy to get busy and forget just how essential quiet time with Him is.
Kathleen, thanks for the lovely comment.
Blessings to you guys

At April 27, 2010 at 12:50 AM , Blogger Trudy said...

A beautiful 'Q' post...I'm a bit late catching up on blogs here. It is so easy to get away from the quietness of life without realizing it, but I know when I haven't had my quiet time with the Lord, I can feel it after a few days!

Love the Scripture you have chosen to accompany your post too!


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