Sunday, September 15, 2013

Three Things About One Word - Silence

Silence: absence of sound or noise; stillness

When you sit in silence, what do you hear? Nothing? What about your thoughts? My mind never seems to shut down no matter how many times I tell it to 'hush up'! The day's troubles come to mind; tomorrow's tasks join in. One way I try to change the 'noise' is by praying or reading the Bible. But the devil doesn't want us to do that, so he continues to try to distract us. But God is stronger than any distraction that comes.

"Be still and know that I am God." Psalm 46:10

Be still - and you just might hear His voice saying, "Everything is okay. I'm here for you always. Trust Me."

Silence is golden, so the saying goes. Think how 'golden' silence is when we refrain from gossiping, lying or slander, etc. Never thought about that and then I saw these words and the following verse: 

For, He that would love life, 
And see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, 
And his lips that they speak no guile:
And let him turn away from evil, and do good; 
Let him seek peace, and pursue it.
1 Peter 3:10-11

Seek peace and pursue it. Life for my Compassion child is made better through Compassion and the Center that cares for his needs: medical care, meals, teaching good hygiene habits. Those who are caring for him are not silent about God's Word and His love for them. They share their lives and show the love of God to him. I'm thankful to be able to be a part of this work. Won't you join Compassion and sponsor a child and help save another little life? I couldn't say 'no' to this little guy?

From the lips of children and infants 
you have ordained praise because of your enemies, 
to silence the foe and the avenger. Psalm 8:2

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