Some of us use noise as a way of shutting out the voice of God: constant chatter, even when we’re talking about God, keeps us from hearing what God has to say.
It's early in the morning and all I hear is the furnace trying to warm the house a little from the cold outside.
Our church service is in a few hours and I feel a need to position my heart to hear what God will say to me. It's easy to be distracted by the noise of the day, television, the web and cars going by.
This devotion from Our Daily Bread for today speaks to that point.
It quotes Psalm 131:2, "I have calmed and quieted my soul."