A Place of Quiet Rest

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Two days ago I woke up late. The kids' grandma was back already so I don't feel the pressure of getting a lot of things done before the 3 kids arrived. But you know what? That day I barely get anything done. Somehow Max kept ignoring my instruction, spilled things, peed on the floor, etc...
I was emotionally drained. "What's wrong? I could handle 4 kids, how come I feel so stressful with just one?" I wondered. Then I recalled these two poems below from Nancy Leigh DeMoss' book:  A Place of Quiet Rest. Ahhhh.... now I know why: I didn't sit down long enough to let His Words and Spirit fills me.

There He was just waiting in our old familiar place;
An empty spot beside Him where I once used to wait
To be filled with strength and wisdom for the battles of the day.
I would have passed Him by again, but I clearly heard Him say,
"I miss My time with you, those moments together.
I need to be with you each day, and it hurts me when you say you are too busy;
busy tryin' to serve Me.
But how can you serve Me, when your spirit's empty?
There's a longing in My heart, wanting more than just a part of you.
It's true; I miss my time with you." - Larnelle Harris and Phil McHugh

I met God in the morning
When my day was at its best,
And His presence came like sunrise,
Like a glory in my breast.

All day long the presence lingered,
All day long, He stayed with me,
And we sailed in perfect calmness
O'er a very troubled sea.

Other lives were blown and battered,
Other lives were sore distressed,
But the winds that seemed to drive them
Bring to us a peace and rest.

Then I thought of other mornings,
With a keen remorse of mind,
When I too had lossed the moorings,
With presence left behind.

So I think I know the secret,
Learned from many troubled way:
You must seek Him in the morning,
If you want Him through the day! - Ralph Saulding Cushman

"If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him." James 1:5


  1. cici thank you for the reminder.. kinda going through the same thing... you are always be my blessing.. thank you ci...

  2. Thank God ya, Rene for always drawing us close to Him. You're such a sweet blessing to us too. Can't wait to see u soon.