24 Hours of Quiet

I’ve tried it twice. A 24-hour period of nothing but quiet.

And because it’s life-changing and now fills a spot on my calendar every month, I thought I would share it with you.

If you’re looking for spiritual, mental, emotional, relational, physical health? Highly recommend.

First, I find a day on the calendar that is completely empty. No work. No errands. No gatherings. No agenda.

Then, I remove all the distractions. No social media. No messaging. No games. No movies. 

I go to bed at midnight and sleep as long as I like. When I wake, I study Scripture. I pray, and I sit in silence. I read a devotional and a chapter or two of a biography. I listen to a sermon or a testimony. I go for a walk or relax on the porch swing. I sing. I ponder and dream.

And then I do it all over and over again until midnight.

Why? Because I need quiet. I need to sit at the foot of my Jesus, and talk to my Jesus, and let him quiet my soul.

It’s just 24 hours, but trust me, it’s one of the hardest things you’ll ever do.

And because it’s 24 beautiful, life-giving hours to help you get through the next 700, it’s also one of the most rewarding.

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4 thoughts on “24 Hours of Quiet

  1. I used to take half a day “retreat” at the apartment of a single friend while she was at work. I read the Bible, prayed, read a bit from a good book, maybe listened to a sermon while cross stitching. Now I’m home alone in my own house so going out seems strange, but some of the best times I’ve had have been at a coffee shop with my Bible and journal. It’s not silent, but I’m away from the many things that are calling to me for attention.

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