June 23, 2015

The Best Quiet

Isaiah 30:15 For thus says the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel: “In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and confidence shall be your strength.” 

For me, quiet thoughts are a sweet savor, yet to have quiet thoughts there must first be quiet moments. For me, quiet thoughts and quiet moments are a sacred invaluable treasure. 

One of my favorite places for quiet thoughts and quiet moments is where I walk. Out there on a beautiful walking trail along woods and creek, I breathe different, I think different, and I pray different. I talk to my heavenly Father as He comes beside me with every step I take. This is special to me.

I would have missed the beauty of quiet moments if I just let myself be swept along in life’s swift current and didn’t make the time. Quiet moments require a diligent choice that often goes against the flow of everyday life. 

But I have heard His voice calling me to this… 

Sometimes, it is sitting by a window gazing at a sky that promises His return someday. Other times, it is lingering in my small backyard garden that is sanctuary to birds, rabbits, and squirrels, and my quiet breathing heart.

Sometimes, it is gazing out the car window on a long and open road. Sometimes, it is in footsteps that carry me down a winding path. 

Yes, I have heard His voice calling me to this. He is teaching this heart of mine to be still.

Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!