The Need For Silence & Solitude

This morning, as I reflect on yesterday, I must admit I had a hard day. Not necessarily because of the weather, but on how I lived out my day with the weather. I let the little things get to me: I had to go out and get some medicine, get a few groceries and other things. I thought it would only take a few minutes and it took me much longer, not because of the roads, but because of other issues. What I should have done was, I should of done a better job preparing my mind for the day. God gave many of us yesterday a day of silence and solitude. (Have you noticed that during most weather days like yesterday, especially snowy days that it seems so much more silent outside than most?) I should have taken the opportunity that God gave to me in more silence and solitude with him. You may not have gotten that opportunity yesterday or today, but it seems as I reflect back, God did that for me. We need more silence in our lives. Especially if you are a mother or father of a family. (You are saying that is impossible right now. And it probably is if you are thinking about finding silence in big chunks or solitude alone for the day.) Finding silence and solitude is so important not just for us as individuals but it also important to find it for our children. Maybe you can’t have total silence, but you can have times during the day, where you can turn down the noise of social media for them. You can turn off the TV and turn to a few moments where your children are learning that the world isn’t here to entertain them, but to learn to live with some silence in their lives, minds, and heats so that they can find healing of what the world is saying and doing to us all. Find chunks of silence today that you can be strengthened for the day of hustle and bustle of snow days and trying to give attention to so many people in your life. Let’s pray for wisdom of silence and solitude today.

Published by advicefromyourunclerobin

Robin is a Pastor, has been for 40 years. He is married to Jayme and together they have 7 children. Candace, Courtney, Cassidy, Caleb, Kally, Collin & Jacob. Robin & Jayme have great and awesome grandchildren. He loves his Webb City Cardinals, the St. Louis Cardinals. He also tries to go golfing and fly fishing whenever he can - but not nearly enough.

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