Joining my friends and Lisa-Jo this morning for Five Minute Friday. If you’re new here (welcome!) the rules are simple: Write, don’t edit, link your post to her page, and then share the encouragement like wildfire. You can do that, I know you can. The prompt this week is Quiet.
I’m not often quiet. Quiet is a practice I’m learning. I’m talking about inner quiet here–the quiet that hushes my internal monologue when I’m sitting with God. That’s a hard kind of silence, waiting before the Lord. But there’s gift in the space without words, without noise. It’s always a gift when we hear God’s words to us.
Surrounded by noise every day, almost every hour until bed time, lately I find myself looking for this quiet and clinging desperately to it when I steal moments of it. God finds me in these corners and whispers, He stirs up visions and dreams and like breadcrumbs on the path He drops pieces down and leads me into unknown territory. I’m hungry enough to follow. We should always be hungry enough to follow.
This space has been quiet these last couple of weeks and I have at least twenty stories to tell you, stories about a princess party, a trip to Allume, miracles happening and crazy-God-moments that have permeated my daily life recently, but I can’t yet. I’m hard at work wrestling through a Lenten season before it comes this year. I’m walking through hard words penned last year when I found the barrenness of quiet to be excruciating, and if I’m honest, a bit scary.
So it’s back to that space I go, because I want to encourage you to go there too. Find quiet today. Make time to listen, to really hear all that is spoken when we’re quiet with God. He has a lot to tell us, if we’ll just be quiet long enough.
What’s God whispering to you these days?