After much reflection regarding the mentality of more, and my default tendency to restlessness, I remembered a song written by a sweet friend-and wanted to share it with you.
It’s rushing and it’s raging and the noise pounds in my ear
The world is spinning faster as the days turn into years
When I take the time to listen in the quiet of the night
I can hear the song you’re singing and it fills my soul with light
In the quiet hear me whisper you are mine and you are loved
When your world is spinning I am still the one who’s in control
Ever weary ever burdened ever dead on my feet
How much better to be near you and alive upon my knees
Gracious Father calm my spirit as you meet my every need
Loving Shepherd you are gentle and your voice is calling me
(Lyrics by Sarah Shrode)
I first heard this song at the end of a wonderful 3-day retreat. The entire room was in a quiet, reflective posture as Sarah sang the newly penned lyrics. As the words “peace” and “enough” washed over me, my spirit softened. I was confronted by my need for the One that created me, the One that loves me, the One that calls me by name to “fire” me…to say “enough is enough” and “be still.”
Stillness. I hope that posture finds you and me today. I hope in that place we don’t reach for noisy things, empty things, or things that block out the quiet whispers our spirits are desperate to receive. Be encouraged, friend!
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