Still and Smiling

Mother’s Days are not the same for me since my Momma went to Heaven; even so yesterday was a lovely day.  And I am grateful for every loved one that graced the day with me either by phone, text or face to face. Hubby and I lunched at Olive Garden and our server, Amanda, was a pleasure to meet. As the HOLY SPIRIT brings her to mind we will continue to pray for her. Yesterday was her Grandfather’s birthday but he slipped from this life earlier this year so she was concerned for her Grandmother; hoping her day would  not be overwhelmingly sad.

It is quiet at the Thompson house this morning. I hear distance traffic and the hum of the ceiling fan. And perhaps the whisper of the sewing machine calling me to come, sit and sew. That calling I suspect will get loud in just a bit. 🙂

Be Still

A phrase I keyed in at Bible Gateway dot-com. Seven references were found. Perhaps one is particularly familiar to you; it is to me.

Psalm 46:  10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

via Psalm 46:9-11 KJV;CJB – He maketh wars to cease unto the end of – Bible Gateway.

Oh Happy Day when He is exalted by those who now spurn Him; when all the peoples of the earth will exalt Him. I am eager for that day.

Psalm 4: 4 Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.

via Psalm 4:3-5 KJV;CJB – But know that the LORD hath set apart – Bible Gateway.

Do you know one of the meanings for the word Selah is stop and think about that? So I did. And what I think is if we stood in more awe of Him, we would sin less.

Mark 4:38-40 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

38 But he was in the stern on a cushion, asleep. They woke him and said to him, “Rabbi, doesn’t it matter to you that we’re about to be killed?” 39 He awoke, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” The wind subsided, and there was a dead calm. 40 He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Have you no trust even now?”

via Mark 4:38-40 KJV;CJB – And he was in the hinder part of the – Bible Gateway.

Have you ever walked in the den and found a little one fast asleep right there on the floor because he was just so tuckered out? You stood still and smiled for a moment, didn’t you? Can you imagine the LORD JESUS asleep on that ship? Why was He sleeping? And why did the Disciples awaken Him as they did? There was no standing still and smiling was there?

When JESUS appears to be quiet in one of our raging storms, do we accuse Him of being asleep? Do we accuse Him of not caring?  Perhaps if we stood still and smiled just for a moment, we wouldn’t. 🙂

Be Hidden in CHRIST,

ABBA, I pray for a still and smiling day for myself and our Dear Ones who come here to read. YESHUA, seeing You asleep was just too much for the Disciples in that moment, but they learned better and I pray so will we.
Still I ask You to heal Jamie and Terri and Lance and Rick (both of them); and others: Heather and the children. Leslie she would so like to go home from the hospital today and begin to gain strength. And the woman in the elevator yesterday and her husband – thank You for reminding me – they will need strength today and many other blessings, I pray this for them. And my Sisters in Blog land as they write and speak I pray for physical stamina, for wisdom and discernment and Your Anointing upon them. And for all of us in our ordinary extraordinary respective days, I pray for sweet surrender to Your LORDSHIP in all things.

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