I have spent this year focusing on the word *silence*. I have been quoting, reflecting, reading, posting...but now it is time to truly put it into practice. I am not just referring to speech...but even more so...the silencing of all the thoughts and distractions that keep me from giving my fill attention to God, my family and my duties.
To really learn how to be silent to...
...hear God's voice...to discern His Will
...listen to my husband with full attention
...make eye contact with my children when they are speaking
...let the Holy Word of God take root: "Let my teaching drop as the rain, My speech distill as the dew, As the droplets on the fresh grass, And as the showers on the herb." Deuteronomy 32:2
...allow time for healing
...simplify my prayer life
...be attentive to each task
...practice the Presence of God
This is what God has asked.
I will keep each of you in my prayers as I know you will do the same dear friends.