As a society we are so overstimulated with distractions and noise it can be hard to pay attention to the quiet calm. We multitask to get more done. Some of us even have multiple tv's on in different rooms of the house on different channels - from the time we wake to the time we go to bed. Noise is all around us.
A couple weeks ago my kids were playing in their room and I was in another room in the house. I was calling for them to come but they did not answer or come. I really didn't want to yell to get their attention. So I whispered. It wasn't so soft that they couldn't hear but it was an audible whisper. A whisper that makes you think you are about to miss something if you don't listen real close.
To my surprise, they heard me and came almost right away! I couldn't believe it. When I remembered and did it again, the same results. Amazing. I am even practicing whispering to them while writing this blog. And guess what?? It is still working. Sometimes I will even whisper something like, "Who wants dessert?" We call that a hearing test around here.
Last week my husband and I were listening to a Focus on the Family broadcast with Bill and Pam Farrel. She said in that broadcast she would whisper to get her kids attention. My mouth dropped. She went on to say that when we get our kids attention with a whisper we are training them to listen to that still small voice which generally happens to be God. God is not usually in the noise. He is best heard in the peace and quiet. What a correlation that hadn't crossed my mind!
Another bonus of whispering to get my kids' attention is that it takes less energy on my part. Parenting can be exhausting at times. Let's bring more peace into the mix by whispering more and yelling less. Do you hear me?
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