One of the things I'm often challenged in is steadiness . My mood or frame of mind can be influenced by lack of sleep or physical issues, stress and feeling overwhelmed, situations that feel edgy or out of control. I want to be like what this blog is titled - still waters! Unflappable, spiritually-minded, steady. All the time. It is clearer than ever to me that the battles of life are won or lost in my mind. Discouragement with myself or situations can have a completely deflating effect, robbing me of motivation to do the right thing even when I don't feel like it. While I'm better than I used to be, there's lots of room for improvement. It's one of the great goals of my life (and no doubt God's for me!). I know that steadiness comes directly from my relationship with the Lord. He is my source of peace, order, confidence, strength, etc. And that means this unshakable quality I desire is spiritual in nature, not a product of perfect circumstances. It'
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This morning, the wonderful words from one of my most favorite hymns "Be Still, My Soul" came to mind. During a time of great turmoil in my life, this ministered deeply to my heart, calming and settling me with God's peace. Read through the lyrics here, and see if it doesn't do the same for you . Be Still, My Soul Be still, my soul, the Lord is on thy side; bear patiently the cross of grief or pain; leave to thy God to order and provide; in every change he faithful will remain. Be still, my soul, thy best, thy heavenly friend through thorny ways leads to a joyful end. Be still, my soul, thy God doth undertake to guide the future as he has the past. Thy hope, thy confidence let nothing shake; all now mysterious shall be bright at last. Be still, my soul, the waves and winds still know his voice who ruled them while he dwelt below. Be still, my soul, the hour is hastening on when we shall be forever with the Lord, when disappointment, grie