Restrained Speech

Reverend Francis RitchieBibleLeave a Comment

When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but the prudent are restrained in speech.

Proverbs 10:19

A regular morning practice of alone silence has become a foundational part of my life. It provides the opportunity to strip my life away for a moment and simply be – quiet and still with the simple motivation to be in the presence of God.

The idea of silence enabling presence needs to flow into other areas of my life as well. The cultivation of silence when around others rather than the constant need to fill the space with my own words or the constant thinking about what I’m going to say lends itself to being truly present with them and and the growth of true focused/mindful listening as I put myself aside for them.

May this be something I grow in.