I heard Jason Miller say it this weekend: sometimes in my private worship, I manage to fill the space.
I have the capacity to fill my own silence with noise. I bring the noise.
- Sometimes I use my iTunes playlist and fill the space with music. It's good noise, but it's noise.
- On some occasions I bring my own bias to Scripture. I look up verses that I know. That say what I think I need or want to read.
- Other times I bring my list with me. My "Please God… will you please…?" list.
I'm quiet. I'm alone. I'm listening to Creator-focused music. I'm reading my Bible. I'm praying.
But it's not quite silence. I fill it with my own stuff.