Monday, January 23, 2012

Be Still, Words of my Heart by A Texas Artist Laurie Pace

Be Still

Yesterday in church Pastor Jack had us starting out singing an old favorite...
How Great Thou Art.  "O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder, Consider all the World thy hand hath made."

He is all around us. In the quiet of a sunset, or the gentle rain, or in the early morning dew, our God is our constant.

Be still where ever you are as you read this and know His hand made and provided all around you.

"I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder, Thy Power throughout the universe displayed."

Jack spoke about God calling to us and all the many excuses we come up with not to listen or follow His direction.

If we are burdened by life and it's circumstances, it is hard to be still and listen to Him. We are busy trying to repair things and get back our balance.  That is really the time to be still.  It is time to affirm His presence in us and in our world.

It is easy to view the sunset above and see God's hand, or the beautiful mountains in eastern Oklahoma in the next picture, but can you see Him here in this town ravaged by a tornado?

Be Still.

He is here as well.

When the mind and heart are still you become an open conduit for God to speak to you. Your thoughts no longer are centered on what is about you in the external concerns, but you are comforted by the pure presence of God. He will lead you out of the turmoil.  He has something more for you to do this day... can you hear His message? Can you be a sanctuary for others bringing a calm to their day and the light to their darkness?

Words of my heart, Laurie

"Then sings my soul, my Saviour God to Thee, How great Thou art."

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


sue k said...

love the first issue of Visual Language. Kudos, my friend!

Jack Wallace said...

Yes, "Be still and know that I am God." Thanks Laurie for your wonderful reflection on God's calling. By the way you signed your work again with "How great Thou art."

Word of the Heart to share.... by Laurie Pace