Everyone who lives in a house full of people will probably be bemused by this, but I have this quandry. Since I've been displaced from my home and living with my Mother, I have difficulty in finding quiet whereby I can pray and read the Bible. There is always interruptions, mostly just noises.
Any suggestions? Or if I'm really after it, those disruptions wouldn't be there?
"having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith . . ."Colossians 2:7
Since I am still living at home, I find that the best time to get any reading or study done is to do it when everyone is gone or after they have all gone to bed. This requires staying up later than sometimes I would prefer, but in the end, it is well worth it.
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1. Getting up really early to spend some quiet time with the Lord before the household arises is one possibility. I like this one because I'm a morning person and I like to see the sun come up.
2. Try headphones. I've got a set of headphones from Bose which are quite effective when I want to block out the world. Either with music or without they do a good job of silencing the noses around me.
I certainly understand your concern. I treasure my times alone with the Lord. When my children were still at home it was hard for me to get alone by myself. Sometimes I'd go into the office before work and spend time alone in my office before my staff came in. However, since you're retired now I don't suppose this is an option for you.
I hope it won't be too long before you can return to your own home.
When I survey the wondrous cross on which the Prince of Glory died, my richest gain I count but loss and pour contempt on all my pride. - Isaac Watts