Listen, a #fmfparty post

Today's five minute Friday word prompt is LISTEN.



I have to admit that I'm feeling stuck on this word today.
Stuck because I don't want to violate family privacy.
Stuck because listening is a hard one.

But tonight I was having supper at my mom's and she read a short devotional on the verse
"Be still and know that I am the Lord".

Mom and hubby got to talking about that verse and in essence those words "be Still" actually mean SHUT UP.

Usually when a person is told to shut up (at least in my experience), they are being told to shut up because they simply aren't listening.

Think about that a for a moment...

SHUT UP so you can listen.

The Lord God himself wants us listening.
Why?

SO THAT WE CAN KNOW THAT HE IS LORD.

That's what the Lord wants...just for us to know who he is, and sometimes we are just so terminally busy and so busy yapping about minutia, and we need to be told to be still, to just shut up for a while.

Just be still.   Listen.    Hear the Lord and KNOW him, know him full well, and trust in him.
But first
Be still.

8 comments

  1. Haha! Just shut up! I love it! Scripture is so poetic, yet so raw. I am too much raw, learning and growing to be poetic. Thanks for sharing this! Yo made my morning

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    1. Oh good. :) thanks for stopping in.

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  2. Annette, you did such a good job with this one. And that verse is one of my favorites. We know it as a song and I sing it to myself when I need to find that calm and hear God. Thanks for sharing. - Lori

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    1. Thanks Lori, I thought this would be an easy post but everything it brought to mind was too close, you know? I was so happy when this devotional popped up, so fitting.

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  3. I totally relate to the "family privacy" thing and I agree that finding the balance is difficult. Best wishes as you continue to navigate this terrain! A FMF Neighbor ~ TC

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    1. TO thank you so much for stopping in. It's a tough balance sometimes. :)

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  4. Yes!! We do need to just shut up sometimes.

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