This morning I was reveling in the peace and quiet surrounding me as I woke up rather early before work.. Not a television or radio could be heard, and I was soo thrilled to be with the Lord in that quiet atmosphere. Normally, there is never a waking moment when I am not surrounded by man-made noise of some sort.. Most of the times it’s a radio or television program. People are just afraid of a noiseless environment. Even at my job, radios are on throughout the day and in the lunchroom, the television is always on. Even as I type this blog post at 9:16 pm tonight, my mother is watching “All in the Family” on television downstairs and while my door is shut, the television is one of those “surround sound” types where the audio is heard clearly even on the second floor.
So when I can discover some peace and quiet, I thank God because then I can have some time alone with Him! I’m reminded of Jesus during His life on this Earth, where He would pull Himself away from the crowds from time to time, and walk up a high place to be alone with the Father. *sigh*!
This morning I asked Him if He would give me something on this.. a Rhema word, of His input on these quiet times. Blindly I opened to “God at Eventide”.. a journal of His recorded words to two British women in the last Century. I was stunned (as usual) at our Lord’s clear reply as my eyes fell on His following words:
“It is not in the crowd that lovers learn to know and cherish each other. It is in the quiet times alone. So with My own and Me. It is in the tender alone-times that they learn all that I can be to each.
Shut out the World with it’s all too insistent claims. Then, because of the power and peace and the joy that comes to you, you will crave to be alone with Me.”