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Thursday, November 6, 2008

On Trying to be Quiet, and Thankful

I'll start with the "thankful" first...just one. My sweet Jakey...every time, and I mean EVERY TIME you give him a kiss, he rubs it in! Seriously! Could he melt my heart anymore than he has? Check him out trying to be all bad!

I have been trying to be still. To be quiet. To be. That is really hard with boys inside the house. And nasty wet weather outside. It seems that I long to "be still and know" in the morning, but it keeps getting upset by the rising children or Manly Man heading out to work. Last Thursday, I actually felt wooed out of bed by a still, sweet, and ever so quiet whisper, to come and sit with Him. It was truly beautiful. To just sit with a cup of coffee and Jesus. I have been trying to stop rattling off my concerns and requests to the Lord, whether they be for others or my family, and trying to listen, to feel. I am not sure what I am hoping for...a stirring in my spirit towards something, an almost audible answer spoken to my heart, a passion to be revealed. I just feel strongly that for me, right now, I need to just sit and listen. For now. Not for later. Now.



I may continue to be quiet in the blog world, as it can be a bit of a distraction at times. Or, I may use this as a tool to work out the stirrings whenever they may come. But for now, I will be quiet.

Blessings to you. And thank you all for your wonderful encouragement in your comments to my previous post! You are awesome!

4 comments:

Sarah said...

I'm glad you're taking the time to be still and listen, Nan. So glad- it is so easy to get caught up in stuff that is nothing. Love you!

Ainsley said...

I hope you use it to work out your "stirrings." =)

But I'm happy that you're trying to stay focused on the most important stuff!

Karen P said...

Hi - now that I am reading, I realize it has been awhile since I wandered in your neck of the web. I am catching up. Loved your post about finding your passion (Jon and I have the same conversation from time to time). I hope you guys come stay with us!

SWIRL said...

{{hugs}}
I know.. when my boys... take the time or moment to give me a quick snuggle...
I melt like butter..

I try to wake up before they do... so I can have a quiet moment.. to gather myself and thoughts and set my priorities for the day.. but myself in a good place.. mentally- before and the caos starts.