What? 10 Minutes of Silence?
Anyone who knows me might think that this could quite possibly fall under the All things are (maybe) possible with God clause. I work from home and I do not get to socialize on a regular basis. Sorry Facebook really isn’t this lover of conversation and coffee…well it’s just not the same as sitting across from the table sipping on some mind blowing concoction of sweetness and possibly nibbling on something that I am certain to fit my macros for the day and talking with another real “in-person” human.
It’s just not the same.
This means when I do get the opportunity to talk, I do.
My cousin, mentioned something she was doing with a Bible Study group that they called “10 minutes of Silence”. I was intrigued. ( and my husband was hopeful… wink)
She described it as sitting for 10 minutes and just spending time with God. No pen, no paper, no electronic device. Just you and God and possibly something to drink.
After her video I grabbed my coffee, timer and went out on the porch. Set the timer for 10 minutes and sit back to sip on my coffee. When I looked up I saw Butterflies! Lots of butterflies in my Mimosa tree.
Who knew this was happening? It was beautiful. Each bloom seemed to have a butterfly on it. It was like a Golden Corral buffet during the $1 off lunch special.
I have NEVER seen this happen and I’ve lived in this location for over 20 years. Sad…I’ve been just less than 20 feet away from this spectacular display of God’s creation for over 20 years. Kind of makes you wonder about what else God is doing just outside of your view.
Just because you can’t see God’s handiwork going on, doesn’t mean it isn’t going on.
Needless to say I sat back in silence and just watched this live display of art. In fact I actually hit the snooze on the alarm when it went off for another round of silence.
What’s going on in your world that could be just outside on the proverbial porch?
Go sit, be silent, and see.
For those who like to journal, turn this into a week or even a 30 day activity. After your silence sessions write down the events, thoughts, and scriptures that came to you while you were spending time with God. Note changes along the way. When you first started was it uncomfortable to sit still for 10 minutes?
God bless you on your journey. This activity for me was a game changer.