Tuesday, January 31, 2006

He giveth quietness

Monday night, Matt and I enjoyed an awesome time of prayer guided by Dr. Scott, his music, and his depth of experience and wisdom. Matt was on a high coming back from Dare2Share and I was on an adrenaline high from work ( what's new ).

The songs that Dr. Scott selected screamed "Peace", "Quiet", "Selah" if you can scream those things. We shared praises, ministered to one another in prayer, interceded for the body and then were blessed to see Billy Henderson. What a night.

Dr. Scott returned home to find this for his devotional reading, I think it is worth sharing that God wants us to have His Peace:

He giveth quietness. (Job 34:29 KJV)

"He gives quietness in the midst of the raging storm. As we sail the lake with Him, reaching deep water and far from land, suddenly, under the midnight sky, a mighty storm sweeps down. Earth and hell seem mobilized against us, and each wave threatens to overwhelm our boat. Then He rises from His sleep and rebukes the wind and the waves. He waves His hand, signaling the end of the raging tempest and the beginning of the restful calm. His voice is heard above the screaming of the wind throught the ropes and the rigging, and over the thrashing of the waves. "Quiet! Be still!" (Mark 4:39) Can you not hear it? And instantly there is a great calm.

" He giveth quietness" -- quietness even in the midst of losing our inner strength and comforts. Sometimes He removes these because we make too much of them. We are tempted to look at our joys, pleasures, passions or our dreams, with too much self-satisfaction. Then through His gracious love He withdraws them, leading us to distinguish between them and Himself. He draws near and whispers the assurance of His presence, bringing an infinite calm to keep our hearts and minds. "


1 comment:

Magnanimity said...

I needed that devotional this week.

May have to link to it.

Just as soon as I get the water off my keyboard from getting a drink out of the water bottle with the D rings and figure out which one of HPs free bundled printers to use. :-)