I recently took up geocaching. It’s a hobby where people hide caches and post the coordinates on a website, and you try to find them. Caches can be hidden anywhere: in forests, along bike trails, mountains, state parks and even in the ocean.
Caching has brought me into God’s creation more, and since I cache alone, has taken me away from the noise of everyday life. There are times when I stop and sit on a log or a bench and wait to see what the Lord is going to speak to me or surprise me with. I don’t pray or think about what has happened that day or what is going to happen, I just sit and try to hear His voice.
Silence is a discipline that Christians need to practice, but today we don’t practice it frequently enough. We either have earphones in our ears listening to something, or have the radio on in the car, TV on at home, or the cell phone glued to our ear.
Is it any wonder we don’t hear from God? He would have to yell in order to get our attention.
I am convinced if we would turn off all of our gadgets, zip up our mouths, and blank out our minds, we would hear from Him more frequently and be drawn closer to Him.
This weekend is Memorial Day weekend, so why not take a little time out of your busy, noisy life and go somewhere, in God’s creation, away from everything, and just sit and listen. Try to hear that still small voice of God wanting to tell you that He loves you and glad you are enjoying what He created.