Peace Fruit

Peace Through Not Listening to Noise

“Having shod your feet with the READINESS OF THE GOSPEL OF PEACE.”

Ephesians 6:15

As you walk, what are you listening to?

Many people today are plugged into headphones or ear buds as they walk around.  There is nothing inherently wrong with that.

But if you are one of these people, what are you piping into your ears?

Is it loud, pulsing and chaotic music?

Or is it soothing, uplifting and pleasant?

Or maybe you walk around without headphones or ear buds but always have background noise on at home or at work or in the car?

Again, what are you listening to?

Are you listening to angry people pontificate about all that is wrong with the world?

Are you listening to things that highlight or glorify things God speaks against?

Maybe there are people around you who continually try to convince you that the sky is falling, things are crumbling around you and you should give up or run for cover.  Doubt and fear may begin to creep into your life, thoughts and spirit.

Even if you have all noise turned off from radio, television, internet or other people, what do you hear in your spirit?

Is there turmoil and disruption?

Is there worry and anxiety?

Someone cultivating the fruit of peace in their lives listens to God as he or she goes about their daily lives and tasks.  Such a person focuses on the step ahead, and not 100 steps down the path.

“God, what would you like me to do this minute, this hour, this day?”

God’s voice is the one you should tune into as you walk in peace and focus on the next step down the road that you, uniquely, are walking.

“The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waves, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea.”  Psalm 93:4.

All the Best in 2013!

Julie

One thought on “Peace Through Not Listening to Noise

  1. Beth

    Thx, Julie. This one esp. spoke to me.

    I MUST have my quiet time daily with devotional and prayer to keep centered and in tune with God. As I have developed this habit, I now guard that time with my life! Looking and listening for ‘him’ after that and throughout the day is as important.

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