When Silence Makes You Crazy

My house is loud.
My library is loud.
A lot of the time I feel like my head is loud.
As in I have so much going on around me, I need to take a step away from all the noise.
In my house, when there is silence, it usually means something bad 1) has happened, or 2) is about to happen.
I think the same is true for us.
Here lately, I have noticed that God’s voice has been silent in my heart.
It didn’t take long for me to connect the dots to His silence to the fact that I hadn’t been studying my Bible as much.
I was still praying.
Still praising and worshipping.
But I had put the brakes on feeding my heart, mind, and soul the Bread of Life.
And where there isn’t life…
Something else takes it’s place.
Noise.
I’m not as able to sit down, crack open the Bible and “get” anything out of a random scripture.
So I found that being in between Bible studies, with nothing to fill that void, is dangerous ground.
It has reminded me that I thrive on structure.
I have to have someone boss me around when it comes to my quiet time with God.
Without a Bible study or book to read and left up to my own devices, I will choose Facebook or email or anything else that catches my shiny attention…
It’s a huge flaw.
BUT I’m finding that it’s also a fertile ground of opportunity for God to do something big.

SO, This summer, I’d like to take a break from the usual and round out #metoo by coming along side each other and study God’s word.
So…what can we study?
A book of the Bible?
A topic?
I am by NO MEANS an authority on anything.
I feel my motto is “Jack of all trades…master of nothing.”
I’m not a Bible scholar or even super smart for that matter, but I do LOVE God’s word and I love getting other’s perspectives and experiences of what God is saying to us.
SO.
Here’s my vision.
I will post once a week like I normally do about a topic or book of the Bible of your choosing, but within that post I’ll have stuff to last us every day of that week as a daily devotion.
What would you like to study?
Anger?
Forgiveness?
Prayer?
The book of John?
The book of Ruth?
Patience?
Righteousness?
Parenting sons?
Parenting daughters?
I surely to God hope you know that when I write something it first is God teaching it to me.
A giant #METOO…
When I write, I am preaching it to myself and hoping that I’m not the only one going through it.
So, would you like to come along with me on our summertime journey?
Am I the only one who struggles with my quiet time?
I refuse to allow the enemy to condemn me for the way I’m wired.
And by me not reading God’s word is a huge victory for the enemy.
#nottoday
God doesn’t care the vehicle that takes us through His word.
It’s His love letter to generations.
He just wants us to read it.
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