Earlier this year, the COTHA staff took Meyers Brigs personality test. I tested as ISTJ. Yes, I am an introvert. I scored “I” on every question but one! This may be hard to believe for those who see me most every Sunday greeting members and guests in the foyer of our sanctuary. I work hard at helping members connect to God and each other. It requires me to reach out of my comfort zone and rely on God for strength. While I am growing in my faith, I still crave periods of silence and solitude in my life.
The last few weeks have been very quiet in my house. The boys have been at summer camps and my husband and daughter were missioning in Uganda. I literally was living alone in my house for the first time ever in my life. Most important, I had time with God. In the morning, I listened to an audio Bible, rather than loud classic rock. I had time to read and study without procrastinating by doing family chores. I was able to focus on prayers for my family, rather than be distracted by daily issues. I journaled daily without interruption. It was a unique experience for this wife and mother of four.
As life returns to the frantic Katy pace; kids go back to school, work gears up for the new season and I have three new studies to lead...I must be more intentional about finding quiet time.
Find a quiet place to read it and enjoy the below article. It provides insight to seeking solitude and silence.
located at: http://SmallGroups.com/articles/2013/silence-and-solitude.html