Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Being still

"My heart is not proud, O Lord, my eyes are not haughty; I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me. But I have stilled and quieted my soul; like a weaned child with its mother, like a weaned child is my soul within me. O Israel, put your hope in the Lord both now and forever more" ~Psalms 131

"How trusting is a baby? Not very, some would say babies cry violently as soon as they feel the slightest hunger. It is the weaned child, a little older, who has learned to trust its mother, to fret less and simply ask for food instead of wailing. The profound simplicity of this patience is David's model for how he, and all Israel, should wait on the Lord. The apostle Paul comments similarly, "I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation...I can do everything through him who gives me strength" (Philippians 4:12-13). ~NIV Student Bible


Lisa said...

I read your comment on Crystal's blog and thought I'd stop by and visit another Lisa's blog. My husband is named John, too! How funny!!

Hope that you have a blessed day!

Lisa :-)

Lisa said...

Hi, again!
Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments!! I will enjoy getting to know you through your page, too.

Have a blessed weekend!
Lisa :-)