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Copyright by Moyan Brenn
Previous posts have brought up things like prayer and meditation, but sometimes it seems so difficult to be able to tune ones mind into these modes. How can we pray and meditate when so much is going around us? It's a busy noisy world!
Jesus went into places like gardens, desert places, and the wilderness to be alone in silence. Once Jesus began his ministry he was nearly always surrounded by others and the Bible tells us of various instances where Jesus would retreat by himself or with the apostles to get away to a solitary place to pray.
Most of us are not surrounded by crowds like Jesus was, but still we have many distractions that interfere with our communication time with God and our time to reflect on His Word. Quiet surroundings make for better mediation and study opportunities. Silent solitude helps one to focus on communing with the Lord.
Find your quiet places where you can make your retreat to restore your mind, body, and spirit. Turn off the televisions and radios. Shut down the computer for a while. Find a room in your house, a place in your yard, or a peaceful spot in a park. You may even have to create your own metaphorical quiet place in your own mind where you shut out everything around and focus on God.
If God has something He needs to tell you then you need to be able to hear His still small voice. You can hear much better in the quiet places away from the distractions of the world.
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