Being quiet can give us the opportunity to appreciate what God is doing in our lives.
[Steve Myers] Do you ever feel like things are just loud? Sometimes it just seems so much is going on, you've got all these sounds that you're surrounded by and it really becomes annoying. Maybe it's even stressful or maybe it can fill you with some anxiety. It seems our anxious minds are always filled with something that we're thinking.
Now, here's something that can help. And it's basically just being quiet. Finding a time that you can just be silent. I think sometimes we feel like, well, we need hours to meditate and think on God's Word. And, of course, that's a good thing if we were able to do that. But oftentimes, our busy life doesn't seem to allow for that. But if we could just take a moment, just take a moment and think about the quiet. Think about nothing.
Now if you just took that moment to stop, just stop for a moment, even in the midst of a very busy day. Just stop and find that quiet place. Take a few deep breaths, relax, and appreciate the wonderful things that God has given us. Gives us a moment to connect back with God again.
There's a beautiful Psalm that is such a good reminder of this. It's in Psalm 131. And it says this right at the very beginning. It says, "Lord, my heart is not proud. I don't look down on others. I don't do great things. I can't do miracles." You see, that's most of us, isn't it? But it says, "I am calm and quiet, like a baby with its mother. I'm at peace like a baby with its mother. People of Israel, put your hope in the Lord now and forever." You see, that's the New Century Version that puts things in perspective.
We're just normal everyday people who are striving to connect with God to be more Christ-like. And to do that among this busy, busy time, step back for a moment. Appreciate the quiet. Appreciate what God's doing in your life.
That's "BT Daily." We'll see you next time.