Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Silence

"Be still and know that I am God."     Psalm 46:10

One foot in time
One foot in eternity
O, be still my mind
Be still my soul
For in the deepest silence
of the human soul
lies the peace which
surpasses all understanding
and in the quiet chambers
of a peaceful heart
time stands still
and eternity begins

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts become troubled or afraid."         John 14:27

This is the peace I longed for my entire life; this peace that surpasses all understanding. I reached for it but it kept slipping through my fingers. I could not grasp it, I leaked grace like a broken vessel. Because I was a broken vessel.  The Holy Spirit sealed these cracks and God's peace filled me but it took years of capturing my thoughts in Christ before I felt this peace on a regular basis.  I had to [and still do] work on my thought life on a daily basis. I knew God's Word was true and I placed my trust in it. Over time, peace became my friend - a gift from a gracious God. I sometimes lose this peace on the surface but deep down inside it stays...solid as a rock.

Thank you, Lord, for the gift of your peace; an interior peace that's firm even in the middle of  the world's chaos. Pour this peace into the hearts of your children this Lent, O Lord. I ask this in the name of Jesus, who promised this gift to all who believed. Amen.

7 comments:

  1. I join you in your prayers my sweet friend, this is a time for refelection, acceptance of God's gifts.......grace and peace are only two of his many gifts he has given to us. May peace be with you.......:-) Hugs

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  2. Peace be with you and your family always.

    God bless.

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  3. What a beautiful post and so very true. Just what I was trying to say today, but couldn't figure out the words. I linked to this post. Bless you for sharing...

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  4. Mary,
    Beautiful poem. That psalm is one of my favorites. I love where you say the Holy Spirit filled the cracks.
    Have a blessed Lent!

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  5. Thank you everyone for your kind comments :)

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  6. Good Afternoon Mary

    This is just beautiful! Thank you for all your great posts. It is always such a pleasure to visit your blog. I always come away uplifted, inspired or informed and sometimes, all three!

    Thanks for the comment you left on my blog. You said you like old churches. You might enjoy a photoblog I follow. It is PHOTOS2PLEASEU and there are frequently lovely pictures of old churches posted on it. One church which I found extremely interesting as well as beautiful can be found at http://photos2pleaseu.blogspot.com/2009/11/leaning-church.html and I am sure you will just be fascinated and delighted with it. Be sure to check it out.

    Thanks again for a great blog. God bless you Mary 333.

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