In The Stillness

Laying awake at night, tossing and turning, I realise that I have a long way to go in order to be in green pastures and by still waters.  As I have considered this new season of being still I realise that there is another layer to this - being quiet.  In order to fully reap the benefits of this awesome season I need to quieten my mind from all the things that keep me awake at night and I need to literally be quiet - not talk. Quieting my thoughts is disciplining my mind to think of other things.  Instead of meditating on the work I have to do I need to intentionally force my mind to ponder on more peaceful things.  I am the sort of person that is on the go all the time which is why I have to have seasons of rest.  My mind needs to rest, my body needs to rest and my spirit needs to rest in God's presence.

Proverbs 21:23
Whoever guards his mouth and tongue keeps his soul from troubles.

Quieting my mouth is another challenge for me.  There are times to be bold and say things that needed to be said and there are times to simply be quiet.  This morning I felt God was challenging me to be quiet in this season of stillness. Where I would usually have had a lot to say I should have a little to say, where I would usually speak bold words I should speak no words. 

Have you ever had to go through this, has God ever challenged you not to talk?

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