WALK IN STEP WITH THE SEASON
Noise doesn't have to be external, we can carry a lot of internal clamour around with us. I'm aware, for example, how often my mind is in over-drive, filled with 'chatter' or just preoccupied.
We know the importance of renewing our minds so that our thinking is aligned with God. (See Ash Wednesday for a brief explanation.) But another aspect of renewing the mind is keeping it quiet. How often do we do one thing while thinking about another? How much time do we spend mentally gnawing on plans, problems, anxieties and fears? And what about finding comfort through the unhealthy use of our imaginations?
Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is - His good, pleasing and perfect will.
We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
because he trusts in You.
[Isaiah 26:3 NKJV]
Living with a quiet mind is, first of all, living with a constant awareness of the Lord's presence & strength; and it's making the choice in the everyday circumstances of life, to set our hope & confidence in Him, rather than trying to work everything out for ourselves.
It's summed up beautifully in this verse:
and the one the Lord loves rests between His shoulders.
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