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Be still and know that I am God..... and I'm trying to do just that right now.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

This week I learned that both young and old eyes can be opened all over again, that decisions made in a moment can affect so many lives, that I should double check my grocery cart before I accidentally steal a gallon of milk, that I can't jump over parked trains to get to my waiting kid on the other side, and that sometimes it's just better to be still and wait rather than say things that I may regret. 

And I'm kinda bad about that.  Fiery tongue and all.  And a fast moving mind to fuel the fire.  A gal at work told me not long ago that she doesn't think I know how to do NOTHING.  As in, .... be still.  And she's right. 

Over Thanksgiving we took a trip to Arkansas and unplugged from the day to day of fall semester and work and scouts and sports.....  Just a cabin, some bikes and a kayak on the river.  And at one special point I stepped into the 2 person kayak captained by my 12 year old son who took me down the Ouachita River and stopped.  And asked me to listen to the quiet and look at the reflection in the water.  Encouragement from a very wise young man.  So we rested there.  And floated.  In the greatness of the still and quiet, that if I take the chance to notice, can drown out the sounds of everything else in the way.  



Be still and know that I am God.....   and I'm trying to do just that right now. 

For your week... may you be encouraged in the quiet moments of your days.  May you be someone's needed smile at just the right time.  May you be the kind words that need to be heard.  And may you be the stillness and reflection of God's amazing love to those you meet.    


7 comments:

  1. Be still and know that I am God . . . so necessary. . . so difficult to practice. It is wonderful how God gives us children who are just right for us. I learned many important life-lessons from my daughters. Keep bein still--to see the wonder of God everywhere and to enjoy the special gift of your son.

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    1. Thank you for the gift of joining me today at the blog. Today I needed a reminder to reflect on the quiet power of God at work if we just let him. I so appreciate you reading along.

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  2. What a beautiful picture--the one with words and the image. Stopping by from FMF and thankful I did!

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  3. Thank you for the beautiful comment. So needed the encouragement today. Again, there's that magic word. I plan to keep on using it and doing it......

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  4. I love this ending so much, "For your week... may you be encouraged in the quiet moments of your days. May you be someone's needed smile at just the right time. May you be the kind words that need to be heard. And may you be the stillness and reflection of God's amazing love to those you meet." Would it be alright if I shared that I my blog, giving you credit for it?

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  5. share away my friend. I try each week to do a " For your week" type of blessing and always hoping it actually does reach the most needed ears. Thank you so much for reading today.

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