Thursday, September 16, 2010

Quiet

Maybe it's the changing of seasons.

Maybe it's the shock of reality after an amazing weekend trip.

Maybe it's because my days are packed with busyness, and my nights filled with sleeplessness.

Whatever it is, quiet has fallen over my spirit.

It's a heavy quiet.

The truth is I often wear quiet this time of year; a well-worn coat of many colors.

It's in this place I've learned to keep my focus on Higher thoughts, lest my mind and heart wander.

This morning I was listening to the words of a song.... my Truth reminder for the day.

My chains are gone
I've been set free.
My God, my Savior, ransomed me.
And like a flood His mercy reigns,
Unending love. Amazing grace.
-Chris Tomlin, Amazing Grace


Some might call it a "funk". I prefer to call it quiet. Funks come and go with the changing of wind, but quiet may just be a gift.

One that I am ready to receive....


The Lord is with you,
He is mighty to save,
He will take great delight in you,
He will quiet you with His love.
Zephaniah 3:17





9 comments:

Gretchen said...

Quiet just might be a welcome respite after a vacay, too. I'll pray that this time is restful & soothing to your spirit. Love u!

Carpool Queen said...

I know that feeling, but I don't wear quiet well. It's uncomfortable for me.

tanyadennisbooks.com said...

One of my favorite songs ... one of my favorite verses. Love your perspective on quiet funks. ;)

Candace said...

I love this perspective, Kellie. I get the quiets all the time, but I never recognized them as such. Good to know I'm just not funk-prone. :)

Love it.

wendy said...

I'm a quiet kinda girl too. Everybody always thinks there's something wrong with me. I think more people should take some time for quiet. It does a mind & soul some good.

New Every Morning said...

There can be such blessed peace in quiet. I often hear HIS voice best during the quiet moments.
Hugs.

Deidre said...

I can so relate. Mine is usually caused by too much chaos. Maybe it's God's way of forcing me to slow down.

Sandy said...

Love it when His quiet reaches me & reminds me how much I need His quiet!

Such The Spot said...

That's a great way to put it, friend. And I hope that your time of quiet brings you peace.

XO,
Darcie