I do not have a quiet heart, I am incessantly babbling. To myself, to others, and always to God. It seems as though in the midst of seasons where I should be silently listening I am instead letting my mind run from one thing to another.
Naturally, I have put off reading “A quiet heart” by Elisabeth Elliot for some amount of weeks now. I do love her, if there was any woman I would want just an ounce of their wisdom and love for the Lord, it is her. She faithfully walked with the Lord through immense sorrow.
Today, I dusted the book off of my night stand, and began reading. This quote was like a sweet dagger in my heart:
“a quiet heart is content with what God gives. It is enough. All is grace”
she then quoted this old liturgical prayer:
“O God, the protector of all that trust in thee, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply upon us thy mercy; that, thou being our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we finally lose not
the things eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.”
I want that prayer to saturate my heart this morning, that Christ rules and reigns in my heart. That I am content with what God has given me, and that it is enough. That the temporal things give me significantly less joy than that of Jesus.
I want each of my days to reflect what Christ has done in me, and most of the time they reflect not Christ, but my selfishness.
“Lord, you have assigned me my portion and my cup”, quiet this heart that so quickly wanders in search of water that always runs dry. Let my soul desire and seek you more each day, as each day has been given by you and is to be lived FOR you.
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