Monday, April 26, 2010

What I'm finding in the quiet

It's been over a week since I decided to seek out more quiet in my life. I have to say it's been hard - the pull of busyness and activity is strong in me. To sit and just be, to choose a more life giving activity, is not natural. I confess I have not been stringent on my no TV rule - I blame Jamie Oliver and his fascinating Food Revolution! And also, being sick and not wanting to do anything else.

But as I have closed my computer more often (I honestly don't really miss Facebook at all, and may just close my account altogether) I have opened more books, spent more time in prayer, and tried to just be quiet. What I'm finding is that these other things are feeding my soul. Take this verse for example:

In repentance and rest is your salvation
In quietness and trust is your strength (Isaiah 30:15)

I'm adopting this as my theme verse right now. Erik pointed out that when I have a "QT" it can stand for "Quietness and Trust" and I added that when I think I need a little "R&R" what I really need is "Repentance and Rest." And now, speaking of rest . . .


Juli said...

Hi Gina! I really admire you for recognizing that you need more quiet. I pray it will help you would move toward a deeper love.

Four Buttons said...

Gina, seriously you always motivate me in such positive ways and help point me back to God. The very place my focus should always be and I am always wandering away like my 2 year old wanders aimlessly around. I love that verse, I may adopt it myself as the theme for where I feel I am desperately being called. Thanks so much for encouraging me through what God's working in your heart. Love you so much Gina and here is a squeezin kinda hug for you ((hug)) :)

Tammy said...

I'm so glad the Lord is using this time to deposit healthy rest and quiet into your life! :) I'm inspired!