Sunday, July 13, 2008

Now In The Quiet....


I haven't posted the pictures from last week. I will, but for now they will have to wait. I have been in such a rutt spiritually. Perhaps you know all too well what I mean. That dry place that is only looking out for me. My eyes aren't absorbed with Him, but so much on what is going on around me. I have been buying a lot lately, trying to quench what can only be satisfied through the awesome Father, I call Abba. I have tried keeping a neat orderly house, which I love to do and delight that I can serve my family that way. But the Spirit in my soul, His home, has not been welcomed lately. I am so busy with my 3 precious little guys and my big 1 that I haven't met the Lord in the quiet moments in the morning, but He's waiting there. I will be there tomorrow, it's time with my Savior. After all, I am His Bride. I love going on dates with Ben, you know that. I take a lot of time to get ready, think about what to wear, paint my nails, even whiten my teeth :). Yet, my Savior, my Redeemer, has been waiting for me and I didn't show up. He has tried to reach me, but I am staying busy. So, now in the quiet, I will listen and look forward to my time with Him in the morning and for now, will fix my gaze on Him. I read the following verse on a friend's CaringPage. Their 2 year old little girl has a brain tumor (they were able to remove it). They are going through chemo right now. Her name is Hannah Grace. Please pray for her.


Anyway, I read this verse right before I read Tonja's post and Ang's post. Both posts spoke deeply to my heart and I wanted to share this verse with you all.


"The Lord said, "Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by." Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper." I Kings 19:11-12


Listen....


10 comments:

Tonja said...

Beautiful post, Shani. I love that verse, too. You are a dear! But, now I coulda told you...house work is just not that fulfilling...and cooking...oh please!
Seriously, you are a wise girl. We all just need to be reminded of the important things from time to time.

Paula (SweetPea) said...

I think we can all relate to those dry times. The beauty is that with the Spirit dwelling within us, we will not linger in that dry spot for long. No, His Spirit draws us to Him. His Spirit makes us thirst for Him.

Paula (SweetPea) said...

Hey, I hate to tell you this but I think you have some of the url's of your blog list attached to the blog profile instead of the blog page. I noticed this when it said that Ang's blog hadn't been updated for one year. Mine said it was 3 months. I clicked on them and indeed you have them set to our profile. You will have to go back in and set it to the actual blog page.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. :-(

justabeachkat said...

Wow....what an awesome post! Beautifully written too.

Thank you so much for your sweet comment about my mean commenter. I really appreciate your kind words.

Hugs!
Kat

Reba said...

hey- i am definitely not a person who likes to be "still." obviously i have no problem sitting physically still...but quieting my mind is a different matter! thanks for your encouragement in this area. and i so hope that your friend's daughter continues to heal & have successful treatment. hope her prognosis is good, and her family is encouraged.

Lindsey said...

I understand what you mean too. I have been very consumed with worry, doubt, fear (the list goes on) this summer and my focus has not been where it should be. And sometimes it's hard to put it back where it belongs.

Kristen said...

Thanks for this post! My quiet time has been very diappointing to the Lord lately, I am sad to say. Thanks for the encouragement to meet Him there, be still, and listen!!!

P.S. you forgot to tell me that the cleaning kit was "motivation to mop" not inlcuded:) JK...I am really looking forward to trying it...after the countertop mess is gone!

Ang baylis said...

Dear Andi,
I LOVED this post. You are not alone. I often feel I do not show up when He wants me. Ouch, ouch, ouch! I love how real you are. You are doing so well with your blog! You are such an amazing writer and you have so much to share with your sisters in Christ. I appreciate you! I am so glad you liked the verse. You just never know who you might touch! Thank you! I feel a lot better! I'll pray for you!
Love,
Angie xoxo

Robin said...

The Good news is he is always there, not just when we show up. You are wise in your young years. I love to clean also..It feels a need for me and makes me feel very productive...Hope your mom is doing better.

Abby Maddox said...

I got chills when I read...the gentle whisper. So SO true. We are too busy MAKING earthquakes and fires around here, that we can't hear him.