Thursday, January 2, 2014

Quieted By His Love

"The Lord your God is with you,
he is mighty to save. 
He will take great delight in you,
he will quiet you with his love,
he will rejoice over you with singing."
Zephaniah 3:17
Quieted by His love....
His love quiets me - slays me - comforts me
Like a pin to a balloon, it releases all the striving, all the fight, all the hurry and scurry out of me!
A small baby cries, screams really, seemingly full of fret and worry.  Nothing seems to quiet him.  Arms and legs flailing everywhere, face going almost purple with the exertion required to put up such a fuss.
Suddenly the mother shows up, picks baby up and covers him with her arms.  Initially, he still puts up a fight, tears streaming down his cheeks; he will not be comforted.  Quietly and soothingly, she whispers and coos to him, "shhh, shhh."  Gently, she kisses his brow, strokes his head and begins to sing softly. 
Gradually, the baby begins to quiet.  Arms go still, legs stop thrashing, but whimpers can still be heard.  The mother continues to rock the baby and speak quietly to him.  Soon, the only sound he makes is an occasional sigh until finally he rests, comforted and quieted by his mother's love.
What a picture!  What a feeling!
Quiet.......seems to be the Word God is speaking to me.
"Be still, and know that I am God."
Psalm 46:10

Be still....cease from your strivings.....

Spend "quiet moments to reflect upon the Savior."
"a quiet heart......
a little rest......
a lot of getting well........"
"He will quiet you with His love."
Silently, silently, quietly, quietly......
God has stilled and quieted my heart with His love...

The strivings have ceased....
The fight is over....
The hurry and scurry has been stilled......
Resting, resting, resting in His loving arms.
He speaks softly, gently, quietly to me.
His arms wrapped tight around me
He rejoices over me
His heart is always for me
He's not going anywhere..
He's not in any hurry....
I am not asked to perform or do anything for His comfort.
His thought is only of me at that moment...
Do you feel it?
Do you feel His love?

Can you feel His arms around you?
Can you feel all the frustration, all the striving, all the fight being released out of you and being absorbed by Him?
Quieted by His love....
His love holds no demands......
His love only!
His love envelops, surrounds, holds tight, rejoices over you, quiets you.....

"Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us......."
I John 4:10
"We love him, because he first loved us."
I John 4:19
I don't need to be perfect, I don't need to get it right the first time, I don't need to do,
I don't need to.....
I don't need to...........
"Come to me,  all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."
Matthew 11:28-30
His love is enough!
His grace is enough!
His mercy is enough!
HE is enough!
Quieted by His love.........

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