Yes, a gentle and quiet spirit, that is something that I strive to achieve. It does not come easily. Sometimes my own thoughts, my own will, my own ideas are loud and boisterous . Oh sure, sometimes that loud and boisterous spirit of mine is one of enthusiasm and excitement of what God can and is doing. But most of the time it's my stubbornness and lack of faith that is ringing in my ears, my heart. A quiet and gentle spirit...to be the wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend that God created me to be...a quiet and gentle spirit. I cannot do it on my own. I read, study, absorb, apply the Words of wisdom that in the quietness seem as though they were written just for me.
Earlier in the week I noticed something beautiful as we all hiked through the woods by the river. The sun was shining and it was quiet. An occasional bird song, the snapping of twigs, some squirrels rustling the dried leaves, the girls softly talking and giggling as they walked ahead of us hand in hand was all that I heard...and it was quiet. Quiet for me is often a state of mind, the condition of my heart, not sounds. I do enjoy those quiet moments when I am reminded just how blessed I am.
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Happy Thursday...enjoy those quiet moments. xo ANG