This week the topic for the Five Minute Friday link-up post is Quiet. What is a link-up? Essentially a link-up is when you join other bloggers and write on a similar topic. You share your blog posts with one another and begin conversations via a host site. You can head over to Kate Motaung’s page to check out other entries from inspired bloggers. Here’s my five minutes of uninterrupted, unedited writing on this week’s topic:
Being quiet is difficult. When I set time aside in my busy schedule to pray I find that I’m often the one dictating the agenda. Eager to get things off my chest or burdened with a heavy heart I come to God with all these questions, but don’t quiet myself for long enough to hear a response. No wonder I feel like sometimes my prayers go unheard. It’s not that God isn’t listening rather it is me who is not doing the listening. You can’t hear an answer when you are talking over it.
Today my challenge to you (and myself) is to take a few minutes and be quiet. Write down or speak your requests to God and then wait. This can be uncomfortable I know. In our chaotic world silence can be awkward. Trust me, any glimpse of quiet that accidentally happens in a high school classroom is always thwarted by that one student who shouts out, “awkward silence.” But, today don’t be afraid of the silence. Embrace the quiet. Listen to the whisper of God. Unload your heart and let him heal your spirit.
James 1:19-My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry
The Ameri Brit Mom