Before the laughter of children, the snow angels, or boot pocked ground, the world is quiet…and hope overwhelms my heart and mind.
A brief moment of quiet is rare most days, we wake up and hit the ground running, kids, jobs, errands… worries, fears, responsibilities…hopes, dreams, pain… press in and shatter the quiet.
You know that moment when you first wake up, before your mind kicks in? It reminds me of the feeling I got watching my little ones sleep. free and peaceful…unburdened.
That is what God offers us- each moment…rest, salvation & strength. They come from Him through repentance, rest, trust and quietness.
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I think that means we need to capture moments of quiet in them midst of the daily. Affirm our trust, repent and rest in being washed white as snow.
I am not sure what that looks like for you today… but I know it isn’t easy. Life swirls demanding attention and action. And God beckons us amidst the noise, dirty dishes, piles of laundry, work, meetings, responsibilities, insecurities and doubts… and invites us to be quiet with Him, to trust Him, to rest in Him and in doing so find strength.
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This is my prayer for us today, sisters. That we would hear His whisper and pause for a moment of quiet… because somehow that can make all the difference in how our day goes, how our hearts feel and how our minds rest.
She Reads Truth -Lent 2015- Day 2 is about returning to God and as I read, this verse in Isaiah came to mind. We return to Him, tumult in our hearts, repentant, wondering, questioning… but we actively choose to turn towards Him…when we want to run and hide, get cleaned up first, or find a formula for being acceptable.
He whispers, come, return to me, in repentance and rest is your salvation – not in getting it right… and in quietness with Him we find strength.
Oh how He loves us and longs for us… today, lets turn toward Him in quietness and trust; there our minds find rest, our souls are stilled as we receive His forgiveness and savor His love.
Together we grow.