Even were I never to speak to you, you would be well rewarded for setting apart this time, if you only sat still and longed for Me, if you just drew hungering breaths for Me, as you do for the fresh pure air of the open.
Be still, be calm. Wait before Me. Learn of Me, patience, humility, peace. When will you be absolutely unruffled whatever happens? You are slow to learn your lesson. In the rush and work and worry, the very seeking a silence must help.
In bustle so little is accomplished. You must learn to take the calm with you in the most hurried days.
~ God Calling, Two Listeners, February 16
In the stillness,
Welcome to the Still Saturday Community where we pause after a busy week, move in quiet pilgrimage, maybe linger a while in some still place, and soak in the beauty of images and reflect on the depth of sparse words. We’d love for you to join us. Grab the button and link up below. We all love to hear if something especially speaks to your heart, but please don’t feel pressured to comment. Simply take some time to be still together, to gaze long and drink deep.
Patricia @ Pollywog Creek says
I’m reminded of what Ann says, “Life is not an emergency.” Have a beautiful, still, quiet weekend, my friend. xox
Sandra Heska King says
That Ann… she’s so wise. Spreading a mantle of stillness over you, too, dear friend. xo
Sarah Ann says
I love linking here, Sandra! Your encouragement to rest before the throne of the Lord is the exact reminder I need among the busyness of life! I would love for you to join the Saturday Soiree Blog Party @ http://faithalongtheway.com and share your beautiful heart! Thanks for hosting!
Hi… I have linked my post to your this week’s post..
Take a look 🙂
We are kindred today with our posts…love to you and praying you enjoy sweet stillness with God today 🙂
Jason Stasyszen says
Taking the calm with me on those hurried days… That seems to be more and more of my days lately. Thankful I can carry his peace though. Good reminder, Sandra. Thank you.
God Calling is one of my favorite devotionals to draw me back to the quiet place of just resting in Him, reminding me of the purpose of the stillness. It is a renewing place where our hearts are laying down the idols and lifting up the anthem of praise to its rightful place.
Thank you for the reminder and for hosting a place to be still.
Joanne Viola says
I love what you have quoted. This right here >>> “You must learn to take the calm with you in the most hurried days.” We learn it, truly we do. This quote reminded me of something I read this week in 24/6 by Matthew Sleeth MD, “Jumping off the hamster wheel once a week allows us to think about who we are, why we exist, and why we were made.” Grateful to join you each week!
Heather @ My Overflowing Cup says
I love that quote about so little being accomplished in bustle. It’s in direct opposition to what the world teaches. Thank you for that beautiful reminder and for the link-up.