For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, “In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.” But you were unwilling, Isaiah 30:15 ESV
Why is it that we have such a difficult time being quiet? Even when we have nothing to do, we fill our time with loud activities, that easily drown out the still small voice of Jesus. But God’s promise is that in quietness and rest we will be saved. We need to be in church on Sunday, but we also need time to rest. Why not set aside even half an hour to close the door and listen to music, or worship and pray alone? Unless we plan times of quietness, before we know it our day will pass in a busyness and miss the most precious moments of all – our time alone with God. I do hope you enjoy this new rendition of the classic Hymn, I Need Thee Every Hour. Sometimes we get too busy trying to fix things and forget to simply cry out to God for help.
Humility is perfect quietness of heart. It is to expect nothing, to wonder at nothing that is done to me, to feel nothing done against me. It is to be at rest when nobody praises me, and when I am blamed or despised. It is to have a blessed home in the Lord, where I can go in and shut the door, and kneel to my Father in secret, and am at peace as in a deep sea of calmness, when all around and above is trouble. Andrew Murray