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In the still of the morning before light has graced the day, the quiet surrounds and wraps itself in my thoughts. A quiet that begs for a center to hold onto to focus my gaze. A quiet that is comforting as well as disconcerting.
In the still of the new day, I crave for more- a whisper, a word, or something tangible to carry with me through the day. In a world of material and what you see is what you get, we all desire that lucky charm to put in our pocket to hold onto when reassurance is needed.
But the still of the morning, continues to bring the intangible. the unseen and the unknown until you free yourself from what could be to what is. The quiet is laced with with the whispers, words and presence of something unseen but so powerful. Let the quiet become your focus and in the centering of your mind, you will find Jesus. His presence becomes your present for the day. Accept that gift of the quiet because it is in the still that we hear God’s words the loudest. He is all we need. He is the lucky charm to hold in our pocket that reassures us when nothing else will do.
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Learning to appreciate the sweet stillness with Him is a lesson I am being taught over and over again. Thank you for the reminder.
It is a lesson that is daily for me too. God knows what we need and we don’t always want the need that He is providing. So blessed you stopped over today! Hugs friend!
Dear Mary … I sat down to do the whole FMF thing last night and I was dry as a bone and ended up closing the computer and headed off to bed. Your words are life-giving today …
Oh I understand! I haven’t written a FMF post in weeks. God gives us our words and resting instead gives you the chance to be still in another way. Praying your weekend is restoring and refreshing. Hugs friend!
The quiet mornings with Him when the day has barely begun are my favorite. It’s when I am reminded of how He really is all I need. Much love to you, Mary. xoxo
I sure would love to share a quiet morning time with you someday! That waking up moment when all is quiet is definitely the best time to seek God and soak in the stillness. Love you too friend!
Mary, what a lovely post. I especially like the reminder that Jesus’ presence is our present. I will definitely be remembering and sharing that. Popped in from #FMFparty!
Good to see you, Leah! I love the quiet of the morning and the promise that it holds everyday. I am not always good at inviting the stillness in with comes with Jesus’ presence but I am working on it. So blessed you stopped by and headed to read yours now! 🙂
Thank you for that beautiful reminder Mary! It’s funny how something so simple as being “still” can be something that we don’t always take the time to do. But when we don’t, we could be missing out on God’s best plans for our day!
Yes, we could be missing out on God’s best plans for our day! Blessed you joined in and so grateful for your encouragement. Weekend blessings, friend!
“He is all we need.” I keep hearing this and reading this. I think He’s trying to tell me something – a something that I am so desperate for right now. Whatever comes, whatever happens, He is all we need. All I need. Thank you for being part of the sacred echo.
I was so touched by your post Marie! I love your words that say “thank you for being part of the sacred echo”. I heard a lot of echoes in my reading of beautiful words on “still”. I need the reminder often to soak in the quiet stillness of God and embraced hearing how God blessed the words of many at FMF. Have a beautiful weekend!
Thank you for awakening us to the stillness of the morning! That’s when I best find God too…yet too often the morning turns into afternoon and then evening before I stop!! and listen for His voice in the stillness. Thank you for reminding me of that very precious time!
I am intentional in inviting God into my morning quiet and get up very early to allow for extra time. Praying that we all find that time of stillness throughout our day even if it is not first thing in the morning. Blessed to share FMF words with you!
Amen! Simply that. Amen!
Thank you friend! Blessed that God shows up in my quiet and all I need do is say “come on in”! Love sharing FMF posts with you!
This is truly beautiful. I seldom sit and allow myself to embrace the quiet, so quick to fill my mind and hands with busyness. I will begin to embrace the quiet.
Thank you! I will be reminding myself over and over as we move into the holiday season. Such a busy time but one that brings such a gift as long as we take the time to embrace Him-the greatest gift of all.