"What deadens us most to God's presence within, I think, is the inner dialogue that we are engaged in within ourselves, the endless chatter of human thought. I suspect that there is nothing more crucial to true spiritual comfort than being able from time to time to stop that chatter, including the chatter of spoken prayer." -- Frederick Buechner
The IPOD, cell phones, the internet, the radio, the telephone, the TV, the neighbors, the cars, the motorcycles, the dog next door, the noise, noise, noise (thanks Grinch)--when does it stop?!
Not there. The real noise in our lives is in our hearts and minds. The worries, the whining, the complaining, the muttering, the doubts, the......
Take a moment, plan a moment, make a moment and just......STOP.
"Be still and know that I am God...." Ps. 46:10
"Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from Him." Ps. 62:5
"He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters..." Ps. 23:2
"Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him..." Ps. 37:7
"Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the Lord has been good to you." Ps. 116:7
"Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls." Matt. 11:29
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." John 14:27
"...the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express." Rom. 8:26
"My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip--He who watches over you will not slumber...." Ps. 121:2-3
Shhh......listen to Him say.........I love you.