Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Quiet

" Be still and know that I am God"
Psalm 46:10

I am tired. I wanted you to know that I'm still here... just waiting. And I am not good at waiting. I am excited, as I said last week, to see what's next for me, for our family, but I think at this point God is just calling me into stillness. And it's hard because while I can sit and read/blog/write, I don't do the 'God wants me to just wait' kind of stillness very well. And the craziest thing is that I know personally how awesome it is to hear his voice. Isn't it strange how we can know something and yet continue to fall into old ways? (or maybe that's just me...)

So while I don't have much to say today, I thought I would share something I wrote a while back about being still. I may have shared it before, but it's a prayer I come back to when I need to remind myself just to wait.

God, how often do I forget to be still!  But you love me even then. Give me strength to exalt you, God, because sometimes I lack even that. But I love you. I praise you because in chaos or in stillness you are an Irrepressible God. An Unshakeable God. A Sweet Tender God.

Your word moves me. I fall at your feet because that is all I can do. My heart is full of your love. You fill me up and I am deeply happy. In this quietness I exalt you. My heart of loud praise shatters the silence and I can nearly hear your laughter. Because you are. And I do know. Is this the thing that in the stillness you reveal? Because my only regret is not being quiet before this moment.

13 comments:

  1. Thank you. I so needed to hear/read this today. Carrie

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  2. Thank you for linking up with Soli Deo Gloria today.

    Oh, and it's not just you who falls back into old ways. Not only do I do it time after time, but I'm also reading the Old Testament right now -- the Israelites did it at every turn. I think God is used to this behavior by now! I love your prayer -- such a testament to how desperately we must rely upon Him. I love the description of Him -- Irrepressible.

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  3. As an active mom, I rarely sit still and even if I am, am I listening or guilty of letting my mind wonder. Thank you for your prayer. It has blessed me today when I just want to scream, but realizing He is calling me to be still.

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  4. I am often tired and feel like my life is a whirlwind. God is so faithful to give us rest and renew us!

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  5. Love what you wrote...beautiful. I hated stillness and quiet for a long time. It was such a place I just did not want to be. But over the last year He has brought such a change in my heart. In that stillness and quiet I hear Him in such a different an wonderful way. Now...I am more apt to want the stillness and quiet. Ahh the changes He makes in our hearts.

    Prayers ascending that you find comfort...and His Voice in the stillness.

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  6. I'm sure I would discover a lot if I could just be still. My "busyness" has taken over... and I know the stillness is trying to creep in.

    When I'm driving in my car... that is the time I find peace and try to hear His voice. No music. Nothing. But quiet.

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  7. love it, its hard to stay still.

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  8. the waiting. i know it well. saying a little prayer for you for sustaining grace.

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  9. I don't think it's just you; waiting is hard, and living in the revelation we have is sometimes the hardest thing to do!
    Thank you for sharing.

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  10. I think we've all forgotten, or perhaps we never knew, how to be "still and know." Thanks for an awesome entry!

    Blessings abundant!

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  11. Thank you for your beautiful prayer, it is so very hard to sit and be still to hear His voice. I think it is human nature to keep ourselves busy so we don't think too much, but we need to put that aside to hear what God wants to tell us.

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  12. I'm with you completely on the stillness thing but I am learning so much about this these days. I am trying to stay committed to my morning time with Him and I'm learning that it's OK to just sometimes rest in Him.

    What a gorgeous blog you have! So nice to "meet" you this week - I'm sorry that I didn't make it over last week.

    May you be blessed with His peace during this waiting season.

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  13. This is beautiful and so spoke to my heart. It's hard for me to really sit still before the Lord. My mind goes a thousand directions. I so want to learn the discipline of being still before Him.

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