The Quiet Game

indexBy Becky Holland

Scripture Verse: Psalm 46:10(New International Version)- Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the Earth.

Psalm 46:10 (The Message)- Step out of the traffic! Take a long, loving look at me, your High God, above politics, above everything.

When I was little, a favorite game of my older brother and sisters for me to play was “Who could be the quietest?” The quietest would receive some kind of prize-a piece of bubble gum or a special treat at the ice cream store or something.

For some reason or another, I didn’t always win. Silence is golden, true enough, but in my case, noise is a necessity. As a teenager and young adult, I earned money by babysitting and one of my favorite games with the kids was “The Quiet Game.” Anything to get peace for 5 minutes, 10 minutes, whatever they could give me.

God requires that we play the quiet game from time to time so that we can receive His words, His instructions and perhaps, His blessings.

Are you ready to play the quiet game?

Prayer: Dear God, it is not always easy to be silent in the world where noise seems to be a necessity for survival. Thank you for the opportunities to listen and hear what you have to say. Amen.

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