'and that ye study to be quiet and to do your business.......'
This day God would have us Live a Quiet Life,not just having silent moments but a quiet Life even in this noisy world.We must not be drowned in the noise of this world(all the voice of divers kinds of instruments played from the kingdom of Darkness)that compels men to miss the voice of God.Noise drowns the very voice of God.We must never forget the Faithful Hebrew boys who refused to bow to the image Nebuchadnezzar had set up, remember that the instruction that was given was thus:
'That at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set up'.They refused to follow the noise and Lived quietly and we know that they quenched the violence of Fire.
God would be speaking clearly without variableness nor shadow of turning but yet in a small still voice.It is for those who Lead quiet lives that this voice from heaven will profit.
We must lift up our hearts to God in supplication and put on our knees to the concrete and beseech our Heavenly Father that He give us Listening ears,that He helps maintain a quiet Spirit so as to hear his voice.It says Study to be quiet,not get a book to know to be quiet,but to take heed,to ensure,to labor to be Quiet.In this season you must learn stillness.
Beseech the Holy Spirit that he give you a Sound Mind and Singleness of Mind for without that we would be unstable in all our ways.
Central Truth: (TLB)'This should be your ambition,to live a quiet life,minding your own business....'
FOCUS SCRIPTURE:1 Thessalonians4:11
Lord,help me to live a Quiet life in this year.Cause me to maintain a soundness of mind,to learn to be still even amidst distractions.In Jesus Name.Amen.