“HE giveth quietness.” Job 34:29 Quietness. when everything else stops. when life stops flying by. when you can hear him in the breeze without the distractions of a million other things that dont matter as much. Just to hear HIM. speaking directly to my soul. Its different than anything else I’ve every experienced. It comes from the inside to the outside. from the inner depths of my soul, where HE takes residence. to the outer where everything is under HIS control but so often gets lost in translation.
In November (perfect month to move…sorry again dad) I moved to a new area of Omaha. (for those of you who know Omaha, Dundee) I moved in to a one bedroom apartment just a block from the main corner of this perfect little historical area in Omaha with a few cute shops and restaurants and of course the best ice cream parlor in town. Since I moved I have had little time to enjoy it. Its been tough to be going a million miles an hour and not get any kind of quiet. ever. learning to say no to things is one of the hardest things for some reason, and so I dont. Things, events, activities, have taken control of my life and its like a whirlwind that you just grab on to and hope it turns out ok. At some point in time though, you realize that 100% is not being given to anything and things are not what they should be.
In the past few weeks I keep hearing God saying to me:
“He giveth quietness”
“Quiet! Be still!”
“Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience. For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”
Rest and quietness could mean a million things but when I think of these things, they speak of peace. Peace that isn’t understood by the outsider, by those just watching. Its experienced inside. It begins in the depths where HE is and won’t be shaken. peace comes from foundations. foundation built on HIM.
So today is a new day. So often I find myself saying things like well…it just isn’t my day. and today, I GET to say that. I am going to hope and pray that “today” is never my day. Today is a day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it! Today is a day desiring HIS peace. HIS rest. HIS quietness. striving in every moment.
Today is about finding HIM in everything. I want to see HIM. to feel HIM. I am HIS BELOVED and HE is MINE.
Today I feel his blessings, even in the funny things. :) And Im learning a lot about life looking differently. Its fun. its joy in the small things. its laughter all around if you take the time to notice.
This morning I got up and got to walked to an appointment.
Lesson #1 – Dont get anywhere too early when you walk. You don’t get to sit in your nice warm car until they open. you get to sit outside.
Lesson #2 – Don’t worry about showering, or maybe just washing your face after a snow. The snow ball (not exaggerating, not just flurries) that blows off the trees in the morning and smacks you in the face, (leaving a red, cold spot) does the trick.
Lesson #3 – after the gym, don’t worry about stretching. The sliding into splits, and then on to your face, does just fine…
Lesson #4 – Listen. He speaks into your soul, if you’ll listen to the breeze. To the sparkling snow blowing around you. He loves you so much. more than you could ever even imagine. HIS love is different. HIS love forgives all. Sacrifices all. loves all. gives peace to all. AGAPE love. HIS love.