|She's a talker; always has been. When report cards were sent home, her parents never expected anything better than a C beside the word "conduct." One of her elementary teachers politely called her "very social," while most were more blunt. "Wendy talks too much. She could learn more if she would talk less."|
Unfortunately, old habits die hard. She brought this trait of talking too much into her quiet time with God, filling the silence with words...lots and lots of words. Silence wasn't easy. She wanted to tell God what she thought would be good solutions to her problems. To-do lists ran through her head, instead of peace and quiet. Dusty shelves and piles of toys distracted her. It felt unnatural not to be talking.
She shared her uneasiness with God but knew silence and stillness were things she needed to practice. During those times she heard God's gentle encouragement, "Shhh. Be still. It's okay to be silent."
Gradually she felt something she couldn't name until she read Psalms 131:2. Her spirit felt renewed and at peace. In silence and stillness God united His heart with hers, allowing her to experience the rest she needed.
As we fill the reservoir of our soul with true refreshment from God we learn to relax in the rhythms of His grace. We experience real peace and rest that only comes from the silence and stillness of being with Him.