A Quiet Heart
I keep a devotional book by Elizabeth Elliot close by. The title is Keep a Quiet Heart. I picked it up and was reminded how hard that is to do in our day. Everywhere you go there are so many things clamoring for attention. I often say we are a society of noise. Grocery stores have TVs everywhere trying to get our attention. Then there is the noise of trying to get so much accomplished: home, children, jobs, etc. all screaming at us. I have been very busy preparing and working on our ministry conference which is coming up in two weeks. Sometimes our busyness and the noise of our lives around us keeps us from just keeping a quiet heart. Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” I am convinced that the evil one would have us not be still, because we would be thinking more upon spiritual things and exalting The Lord. I have chosen for my blog today to leave you with some simple truths and quotes. May they cause you to stop and think; be inspired and help you “keep a quiet heart”.
“Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name.”- Matthew. 6:9
“God is looking for worshippers.”- Elizabeth Elliot
“The recognition of who God is, is a lifetime process.”- Elizabeth Elliot
“When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the Rock that is higher than I.” – Psalm 61:2.
“We shall find it sweet to go up the bleak side of the hill with Christ; and when rain and snow blow into our faces, His dear love will make us far more blest than those that sit at home and warm their hands at the world’s fire.” – Charles Spurgeon
“Jesus does not disregard the sort of person we are when He calls us to do His will.” – Elizabeth Elliot
“Don’t seek after a ministry, but anticipate the fruit of a disciplined life.” – John Wesley
“Before God’s message can liberate other souls, the liberation must be real in you.” – Oswald Chambers
“Remember, you can not lead anyone higher than you yourself have gone; you cannot enrich anyone beyond your actual experience with God.” – Oswald Chambers
Hopeful to Christian as they passed through the cold, dark waters; Pilgrim’s Progress: “Be of good cheer, my brother; I feel the bottom, and it is good.”
“We are called to an everlasting preoccupation with God.” – A.W.Tozer
“God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.” – John Piper
“Our God is the harbor of weather – beaten sails, the hospice of forlorn pilgrims. Higher than we are is He, his mercy higher than our sins, His love higher than our thoughts. Our confidence is fixed upon an exceeding high and glorious Lord.” – Charles Spurgeon
“Abandon yourself to the God Who overflows your cup.” – Ann Voskamp
Ahhh…..A quiet heart; that’s the place I want to be.