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Forced Stillness


Oh it is one of those mornings

where I am just sitting here

and being

still

and I don't like it.

I like the

stillness

but at the same time I don't.

All I can hear is the

stillness

but also the wind blowing

and the rain pelting

and the ringing in my ears.

stillness

one of those words

that sends shivers up some people's spine.

stillness

a choice to make

and sometimes it is a forced choice,

like what my husband has to do

as he recovers from his eye surgery.

To be so

still~

because he has no choice.

Forced Stillness~

not fun.

But maybe it really can be~

To just stop

and do nothing

just because that is what

God asks

in all things,

even when we are moving around~

Because

stillness

is a constant state of trust,

a knowing that

you and I are not in control

even if we think we are.

We do have free will to

choose or not to choose,

but what if

we are

still

in the midst of the choosing?

To

Submit to the One

who is in control.

To

Relinquish

to

Surrender

&

just be

Still

in each and every moment

with the

One

who

tells us to

"Cease Striving and know that I am God". Psalm 46:10

so that

Stillness

is always the end result

in all that we do or don't do.

Thank you my husband

for showing me that

Stillness

is a good thing,

even though this isn't the way you would have chosen to be

Still.

"Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is

no noise, trouble, or hard work.

Peace means to be in the midst of all those things

and still be calm in your heart.

That is the real meaning of peace." (Author Unknown)

From Stillness to Stillness

From Rags to Riches


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