Peace and Quiet…what comes to mind when you hear those words? For me (Robin) I picture myself in my office with a cup of coffee, free from distractions, spending time with God before my day begins.
On my quest to dig deeper into “Peace and Quiet”, I found this definition, “The word “peace” means a person free from internal and external strife. The biblical concept of peace is larger than that and rests heavily on the Hebrew root slm, which means “to be complete” or “to be sound.” The verb conveys both a dynamic and a static meaning “to be complete or whole” or “to live well.” (Bakers Dictionary of Biblical Theology)
To “be complete” or “be sound” … Why is “Peace and Quiet” important to us in our daily walk? In pondering this, my morning devotional by Joyce Meyer began to answer this question. “Many people today run from one thing to the next. They are addicted to activity. God wants to guide us, but to sense His direction we need to be still! Take time daily to listen.” Ps. 46:10 AMP says, “Let be and be still, and know (recognize and understand) that I am God…” Another scripture that is good is found in Isaiah 40:31 AMP “But those who wait for the Lord shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up (close to God) as eagles; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.”
The above scriptures encourage us that quietly waiting on God (spending time alone with Him in prayer, worship or Bible reading) does more to restore our bodies, minds, and emotions than anything else we can do. In other words, “to be complete” or “to be sound.” In taking time to be quiet, God will empower you to face everything you need to do with renewed physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual strength.
Pick a time to “Be Still” :
- First thing in the morning
- When you put the kids down for a nap or
- Evening…when you are winding down for the day
Seek God…wait on Him. God will fill your heart with knowledge that will enlighten you at the right time. If we will be still and not take matters into our own hands, we will see the amazing power of God working in our lives.
We hope your heart is Still!
Maryann and Robin