Another devotional blessing. The devotional was talking about being still. I like this quote: "I do not believe that we have begun to understand the marvelous power there is in stillness. We are in such a hurry - we must be doing - so that we are in danger of not giving God a chance to work.

You may depend upon it: God never says to us, "Stand still", or "Sit still," or "Be still," unless HE is going to do something.


Sit still, my daughter! Just sit calmly still!
Nor deem these days--these waiting days--as ill!
The One who loves you best, who plans your way,
Has not forgotten your great need today!
And, if He waits, it's sure He waits to prove
To you His tender child, His heart's deep love.

Sit still, my daughter! Just sit calmly still!
You greatly long to know your dear Lord's will!
While anxious thoughts would almost steal their way
Corroding within, because of His delay--
Persuade yourself in simple faith to rest
That He, who knows and loves, will do the best.

Sit still, my daughter! Just sit calmly still!
Nor move one step, not even one, until
His way has opened. Then, ah, then how sweet!
How glad your heart, and then how swift your feet,
Your inner being then, ah then, how strong!
And waiting days not counted then too long.

Sit still, my daughter! Just sit calmly still!
What higher service could you for Him fill?
It's hard! ah yes! But choicest things must cost!
For lack of losing all how much is lost!
It's hard, it's true! But then--He gives you grace
To count the hardest spot on the sweetest place.

By J. Danson Smith

How I am enjoying having the time to sit still and let God speak to me. How easy it is to think that unless I am busy doing, ministering, being active that only then can God work. Yet, how much more I learn when I stop and let Him do. How fretful and anxious my thoughts. Not necessarily thoughts of worry; but thoughts of working things out. How clear everything is when I allow Him to lead, allow Him to order my thoughts and my days. Somehow I know that my children need a Mom who spends more time at His feet than cleaning the house or cooking dinner.

So today, I will sit, be still, and know - that HE is my God!

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