Where is silent night?

Psalm 49:10

10 “Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.”

Time to be quiet. Time to rest. God tells us to be still. Jesus quieted the squall on lake Galilee.

God tells us it is better to have a little food “with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting with strife” (Proverbs 17:1.)

Are we so focused on the feast that we lose the quiet? I am so guilty as I’ve just gotten three dozen gifts ready, wrapped, cooked, and labeled for this last crazy week of school.

I am going to go be quiet now. I am going to go wait “quietly for the salvation of the Lord.” (Lamentations 3:26) I ask God to tell my heart, my life, to “quiet – be still!” (Luke 4:35)

However, I must ask myself — am I the one churning the waves? Is the list I have mine or is it from God? Have I put upon myself a yoke too heavy to bear? His yoke is light — mine — well — mine is ridiculous!

Us type A – “do it all” women tend to think we can do it all. Well, guess what — I cannot! I am tired and I and going to “Make it [my] ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind [my] own business and to work with your hands,” (1 Thess 4:11) I pray that through resting in Jesus that I will focus on “[my] inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.” (1 Peter 3:4)

Have a silent night!

Lord, forgive me for thinking my plan is better than thine. May I be content with a crust of bread in a house of peace rather than providing a feast through much strife in my family! May this season honor you in every way. Happy Birthday, my Jesus. Be born in my heart again daily! Amen.

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