Monday, November 11, 2013

to be still.

to be still in a world that screams at you to move.

to be silent in a world that pushes you to speak.

to be mindful in a world that distracts you every second of every minute of every day.

in this flourish of activity, we so easily forget that stillness and quietness are the
nourishment to our soul.

the silence is where God's whisper is heard.
where His promptings are felt.
where He shares His way for us.

craving silence has always been deep within me.
carving out time to be still has always come easy.

and then, i became a mama.
silence became illusive. difficult.

i wanted it, and yet some days i couldn't seem to find it anywhere.

that is, until i started looking for it in new places.

it is now during a walk when all three boys fall into deep thought or sleep and my soul starts to be still.

it is in the middle of the night when i am awoken to feed a baby, or hold a toddler as a he calms from a bad dream, or to rub oils on my little boy's chest as he struggles to breathe and i pray for healing.

it is in the moments when everyone has gone down for a nap, and i sit in complete quietness while folding clothes.

it is still there.
still waiting for me to enter into its retreat.
still eager to speak Truth to my heart and Peace to my spirit.

although it is found in some new and often unlikely places,
to be still remains my goal.

“Whenever there is stillness there is the still small voice, God's speaking from the whirlwind, nature's old song, and dance...” 
a. dillard.


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