Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Can't Even Hear Myself Think

It's so noisy in here! Tweets, Facebook status', music, videos, pictures to look at, Pintrest things to pin (or whatever you do with that stuff); there seems to be and endless stream of things to consume your time life. 

I find myself thinking about what clever things I could tweet, helpful article I could share, and sometimes miss the little things that in the end are really the big things. 

I read a tweet the other day from Chick-Fil-A CEO, Dan Cathy that said "Don't just tweet today. Do something tweetable!" For those of you who are twitterless, that simply means, don't waste your day talking, go and do. 

There's so much noise in the world. I heard a number of years ago that a guy who records nature for a living (what is that career even called?) said that in order to get 15 minutes of uninterrupted natural sound (no cars, airplanes, etc.) would take 2,000 hours of recording time. 

1 Peter 3:3-4 says, 
Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes.  Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.
I'm taking this passage out of context a bit; I recognize that Peter is talking to wives, but I want to focus on something Peter said that I think crosses a specific gender. We live in a culture that wants to be heard, to be known, to be famous. No one pays attention to the gentle and quiet ones. Did you catch that? We are told that you have to be aggressive, go after what you want, get loud, get one will notice you if you don't! 

No one, that is, except God. A quiet and gentle spirit is of great worth to Him, and He is all that really matters. 

He says, “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)

I'm going to shut up now. 

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