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Quietly Waiting

We live in a noisy world. There are man-made noises everywhere we go: cars, trains, planes, television, radio, Internet and probably most common, each other’s voices.

Through all of this clutter, the one voice we need to be intentional to hear is the Voice of God.

To hear God’s voice, we must find time and quiet in our busy lives. In Psalm 62, David says,
“I wait quietly before God, for my victory comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will never be shaken. So many enemies against one man—all of them trying to kill me”  (Psalm 62: 1-2, emphasis added).

Throughout the psalms David mentions his enemies over and over again. He constantly calls on God to help him with his enemies. Like David, we have an enemy. His name is Satan, and one of Satan’s most effective tools for keeping us from hearing the voice of God is noise, both audible and visual.

For me early morning, before my family wakes up, is the best time to find quiet and solitude. Scripture tells us Jesus was a morning person (Mark 1:35, Luke 4:42). But maybe late at night after everyone else has gone to sleep is best for you. The important thing is to find a time and place without distraction to quietly listen to God’s voice through prayer, Scripture reading and memory, and Bible study.

Then quietly wait for God to do amazing things in and with your life.

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