And behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the LORD,
[but] the LORD [was] not in the wind;
 
and after the wind an earthquake, [but] the LORD [was] not in the earthquake;
 
and after the earthquake a fire, [but] the LORD [was] not in the fire;
 
and after the fire a still small voice.
 
So it was, when Elijah heard [it], that he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. And a voice [came] to him, and [spoke]… -1 Kings 19:11-13
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For thus says the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel, “…In quietness and confidence shall be your strength…” -Isaiah 30:15    
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Prompt word, QUIET.

GO:

See her there, in the back row, corner? If I didn’t point her out, you might not notice, with all the attention-drawing gestures. Almost all the others are making goofy faces, loud motions, mouths comic or wide. Hers carries simply a sweet serene smile.

I gravitate toward those who gravitate toward quiet.

Folly, in Proverbs, is “loud and clamorous,” and can’t hear wisdom or God for her own clamor, but the soul that waits on Him in personal quieting hears, and has, and that which (s)he has draws me.

May I too be the serene, the silent in the cacophony, that I might hear above it the still small voice of God not discerned in the whirlwind or the earthquake or the mighty roaring fire, but in the quiet.

STOP.

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8 thoughts on “A Quieted Soul

  1. I just read that passage this morning! Beautiful Scriptures and beautiful reflections! Such an important lesson, and one that, in many ways, I still need to learn. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Wasn’t that a perfect prompt for Still Saturday? And the scripture with the photo–perfect.

    I couldn’t link my post–I got lost in it and went way overtime. 🙂

  3. I do that, too, Sandra! Thank you for your lovely link-up. I love Still Saturday!

  4. A lesson that needs constant review in the pull of all the clatter, isn’t it Mary? (It is for me!)

  5. Happens to be one of my favorite sections of the Bible. Elijah’s one of my favorite prophets. He stepped up for so many in such serious situations. And, that one time, his heart was so heavy, so sad. And our Lord stepped in for him. Does it for us, too. I’m one grateful lady!

  6. Yes, Joanne, yes! Me too! Definitely me, too! (All of the above.) Thank you SO much, Lord!

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