#slowitdownSunday / tomorrow I’m setting my alarm at 5:45am to sit in the quiet dark

the daily Starr slow it down Sunday

You may call me crazy.

My soul has been stirred this past week. God is up to something. Get ready. God is surely alive and ready to speak to His children.

Are we listening?

I’m sad to admit that my relationship with God is more of me talking and less of me sitting and listening.

One of the books I’m reading currently (The Sacred Year by Michael Yankoski) tells about the author’s struggle with silence, in a world that does everything to avoid the stillness and quiet. How can we expect to hear God speak when we fill every hour, every moment, every blank space?

Yes. I avoid the quiet and trade it for busy and hurried. All too often.

The author went on to live in a remote cave for 7 days. WHOA.

Since I can’t live in a cave currently, I can set my alarm and get up to sit in the early morning stillness. 5:45am. I will be there. Won’t you join me and sit in the quiet darkness and listen for what God has to say?

I will sit. With a warm mug of oatmeal (I’m currently not drinking coffee and oatmeal has become my new best friend) and candlelight. Just me and my Lord. In the quiet stillness.

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10 comments

  1. Good morning thank you for showing me this start I need to do this in my life I want to do his will I need him to show the way I’m at a point in my life where I just ask him God I want to do more for you God I want to be more like you. Amen. Love ya. Have a great day

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  2. I am also in a point in my life we’re I need to stop and listen to God. Changes are coming in my life in the next few weeks and I need, no I know I need to stop and be still and listen. Thank you for reminding me.

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  3. Tell me how to quiet my mind. I am an early bird. I am always up by the time you are, well in another time zone, but my mind seems to run ahead and I don’t think God can get a word in edgewise with all the rabbit trails I seem to travel. Ugh.

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    • I am not sure, friend. I’m reading a book currently helping me – The Sacred Year. I struggle with this too. This morning was hard for me. I struggle with not falling asleep – no matter what time of day, lol!! And my mind goes a million miles a minute. Focusing on one thing helps me slow my mind. I focused on our Christmas Tree this morning. I actually thought a lot about branches and roots. Still, hard to sit and quiet the mind.

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