We live in a very loud world. Not just audibly loud, but also subconsciously loud. Do you ever notice how when you try to do something important, you turn off your phone. (Maybe it's just me.) I can't get any serious work done if my phone is alerting me of every update.
Sometimes you have to literally silence everything to truly listen to God. There is a great deal of wisdom in leaving your phone at home and finding a quiet place to pray. It helps you get more in-tune with God, and less in-tune with the things of this world.
With the New Year spread cleanly out before us, let's get quieter and listen.
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