Five Minute Friday Lisa-Jo Baker
My day began at four this morning. After tossing and turning with thoughts jumping around in my mind like a hamster on steroids, I decided to go ahead and get up. I poured myself a small glass of International Delight's Iced Coffee. My husband recently made a special trip to the store so that I could try it after I read about it on a blog recently....oh my. He is sweet like that. Anyhow I stumbled into the kitchen and blinked as the bright light hit my still somewhat groggy eyes. My body was tired, my mind was not. I sipped my treat and got out my Bible and journal. Someone who is very special to me bought me a journal titled "Coffee With God" - LOVE it. As my ink was flowing across the page I turned the page and as my pen hovered on the clean, crisp new sheet, suddenly what I had been about to write fled to the far reaches of my mind. Something bigger, something better, more substantial now took center stage. The quote at the top said "No matter where you are, no matter what you're dealing with, if you sit for a moment in the stillness of His presence, God's voice will come to you - quietly - and whisper words of peace." Trieste Van Wyngarden
Stunned, I sat there. You see for years at different times of my life, especially the more difficult, confusing, or heavy the circumstances, the verse "Be still and know that I am God." is whispered over and over, in my heart, in my thoughts...I will read it when I pick up something, or hear it in a song, or in a sermon or teaching. And when I do what that verse says, when I quiet myself before Him, His peace, His rest wraps around me so snuggly, so comfortingly that I feel it seep down inside of me. Soul level.
I needed this reminder desperately this morning. I needed to be anchored after the past few days have tossed me to and fro like a piece of driftwood. I need His rest.