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Monday, February 8, 2010

Quietly I sit...

Quietly I sit...
eyes closed.
heart receptive.

My spirit longing.
aching.
yearning.

Waiting...

The silence is deafening.

Yet, it speaks in gentle whispers.
Bringing peace and comfort
deep within.

I sit in the stillness.
Wanting.
Expecting.

Lord, I seek You.
I want to know You.
I want to be filled, Lord.

Pour out to me in such abundance
that I may overflow.

Amaze me!
Astound me!
Show me Your Glory!

Embody me with the truth of Your Word.
Empower me with the might of Your Spirit.
Energize me with the glory of Your Presence.

Stir my spirit...
Consume me...
Fill me with the wonder of You.

Infuse me with Joy
Magnify Your Word in my soul.

As I am still before Him,
the warmth of His Presence
begins to flow through me.

Bringing tears of renewal.
Tears of restoration.
Tears of unmitigated Joy.
Cleansing tears.

As He speaks to my heart,
I feel His touch.
My spirit is moved and He ministers
to the depths of my being.
Revealing truth.
Revealing love.

I am ablaze with the splendor of His Glory.
It leaves me with a deep hunger for more.

Quietly I sit...
eyes closed.
heart receptive.


Beth

17 comments:

Sassy Granny ... said...

I'm thinking you must be waiting before the Lord for something very special. What a beautiful prayer!

Kathleen

Loren said...

Crying out to the Lord....what POWER there is in doing this!! Meet us in the stillness of the quiet Lord!

give me an update on you and yours my friend ok!

Love you

Kim... and Her Coffee said...

Beth, what a beautiful devotion. I just love your writing style. This would make for a great treasure to print and keep in my bible. I hope you are having a wonderful day and a great start to your week Friend!!! Hugs, Kim

Andrea said...

Beautiful!!
AMEN and AMEN!!

Blessings, andrea

Alleluiabelle said...

Precious Sister,

So eloquently written...your beautiful mind, heart and soul yearning, longing for Him, His presence, His filling of you to overflowing...You brought me along with you to that place as I've been seeking refuge in Him and Him alone.

You touch my very soul when I come here and read. Thank you for taking me along with you my friend.

I love you.

Alleluiabelle

Beth in NC said...

I have an award for you at my place. Bless you!

Yolanda said...

Love to you as you sit at His feet.

Lovingly,
Yolanda

Nana Jul said...

Gentle whispers...filled me today!
Thank you Lord for filling me and keeping me close.
Thank you Beth for your beautiful words that take me right back to those moments!
Love you,
Julie

Steph T. said...

Thanks...needed that reminder to sit still and listen. Been a crazy week here.
Thanks girl!

Irritable Mother said...

As I read your post, I am convinced it would delight my soul beyond words to sit with you some day in the presence of our loving Father. To sing praises with you. To pray with you. To experience God with you.
I see Him in you through the passion of your words. And I love it!

GrammyGoo said...

Beth ~~
I always get encouraged each time I visit. Thank you ~~
Blessings, Ella

Faith Imagined said...

Your words are so beautiful and encouraging! Thank you for blessing me!!!

TRUTH SHARER said...

Oh Beth----

You know how God always connects our hearts and His thoughts toward us?? Well I am 2 days late getting here - but like the angel Gabriel, I had good reason.

God's perfect timing is why!!

Just this morning I wrote in my journal the passage about Elijah in 1 Kings 19:11-12 [the Whisper]... then my friend Laura just wrote about BREATHING!!

There is so much more my heart hears from the very Heart of God.

You wrote:
"Yet, it speaks in gentle whispers."

I take great JOY in
His Gentle Giant Whispers,
{{Hugs}} Stephanie
JESUS ONLY in 2010

LisaShaw said...

Beautiful just beautiful!!!

Love you.

Andrea said...

Sitka has an award for you at All Gods Creatures.

Sharon said...

This is a beautiful devotion my friend, coming from your heart, crying out to him. Looking forward to hearing the out come of this for sure..

Have a blessed and joyfilled weekend :)

Jackie said...

Beautiful, sweet Sister! Just beautiful!

Luv and Sweet Blessings!
Jackie