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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Quiet Game

I have been pondering words.  Praying for a word.  Not a word, as in a word from the Lord which is prophecy but a word from the Lord for the year.

I have considered and discarded a few already.  Considered and shelved some others.  And then there's the one I've considered and prayed about and said, "Are you sure?" to God, not sure it was relevant.

It's the word, quiet.

When I hear it, I wonder if I hear correctly because I don't think I have a problem with this.  But I read Proverbs 18 today and verse after verse confirms:

 "The words of a man’s mouth are deep waters, 
   but the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook. (v.4).... A fool’s lips bring him strife, 
   and his mouth invites a beating.
 7 A fool’s mouth is his undoing,
   and his lips are a snare to his soul.
 8 The words of a gossip are like choice morsels;
   they go down to a man’s inmost parts. (v.6-8)...He who answers before listening— 
   that is his folly and his shame.(v.13)... The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge; 
   the ears of the wise seek it out.(v.15)... From the fruit of his mouth a man’s stomach is filled; 
   with the harvest from his lips he is satisfied.(v.20)

and oh my goodness....

 The tongue has the power of life and death, 
   and those who love it will eat its fruit.(v.21)

So, 'quiet' it is.  I guess God is saying to me what I often say to my children:




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2 comments:

  1. Like your word of the year. Quiet in our mind, thoughts. Quiet in the words we say, quiet in our hearts.
    Take care Nicole.

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  2. Blessings to you as you meditate on the word "Quiet" this coming year. Mine is "growth." Keep me posted. I'll be praying for you.

    Daphne

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