There is a time to be quiet.

by Yvette van Niekerk

Photo by Anni Roenkae on

August 7

There is a time to be quiet.
Ecclesiastes 3: 7 (NLT)
7 “A time to tear and a time to mend. A time to be quiet and a time to speak. So, here’s the thing, some people love the sound of their voices, and the more excited they get, the louder they speak.”
Sometimes they forget that they are in conversation with you and will carry on, almost forgetting to take a breath. We are reminded that there are seasons in our lives for everything. We also learn that there is “a time to be quiet and a time to speak.” The best is we forget about the “time to be quiet” and jump right in and talk our heads off. Something we could learn from the Lord Jesus, standing before Pilate who was questioning the Lord, He kept quiet. Listing to all the accusations and not trying to defend His position. Do we have the same strength and tenacity to watch our mouths, keep quiet, and listen? Let’s hope you don’t suffer from something my children refer to as “verbal diarrhoea.” Know when to speak and when not to. Be encouraged today we all go through these times.
Prayer Our heavenly Father, Lord, we can babble at times and many times we lose our perspective on life. Teach us today to keep quiet and start listening. Helps us stay focused and learn the importance of being a good listener in the Holy Name of Jesus, Amen.

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