I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but we live in a world that moves incredibly fast. Technology is always evolving and if you do not keep up with it, you won’t have an edge and you’ll be left behind. New York once was the city that never sleeps and now we live in a world that never sleeps. We can work, exercise, shop, eat, and be entertained 24/7. It is harder to put our bodies and minds to rest at night when the world is still up. We are running a never ending race going nowhere; following the elusive rabbit always just out of our reach.
I have found some of my most productive times are when I sit in a quiet room and think. There is a church not far from me where they keep their doors open for us to meditate in the presence of God. Every Thursday for one hour the world stops outside as I sit in complete and utter silence. I wish I could say that I hear Gods voice telling me what to do, but I will say this is where I physically experience a push in the right direction. Pinterest, Blogs, podcast, lectures, none of that can compare to the inspiration that God gives me in that silent chapel. This is where I evaluate where I am going in life and if I am pleasing God. I am reminded that My husband and children are the most important things in my life and my vocation. I realize how some of my desires are ridiculous especially the lengths that I am going in order to get them. My priorities are put back in order and my pride is set aside. I admit the effects of advertisements still taunt me to buy buy buy and the only way to resolve this problem is by removing the feeding tube they have attached to me. In the quiet of the chapel I realize that I do not need God to give me anything in order to be happy but that I am happy with what He has already blessed me with. I could never reach this conclusion sitting in front of a TV or computer. I challenge you to find time to enter a church and sit in silence and allow God to talk to you.
-Be Still and know that I am God- Psalm 46:10