{Past Post} on Refreshing - Soul Silence

I chose this as a fave because at the time I learned how soul silence could be found anywhere and at anytime. What a surprise to find such a timeless gift on a hike. I pray God bring you to a such a lovely and sweet place. May you be blessed by this and know He wants to give it to you without reserve ~ Jeri

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Refreshing Day 18 ~ Soul Silence 

(Originally posted on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 )

Lamentations 3:28-30 ~ 

When life is heavy and hard to take, go off by yourself. Enter the silence.
Bow in prayer. Don't ask questions: Wait for hope to appear.
Don't run from trouble. Take it full-face. 
The "worst" is never the worst.

I shared in earlier posts how I had been feeling overwhelmed. Even the celebrations overwhelmed me. That's how I knew I craved refreshing desperately. Times of refreshing truly restores.

I feel God's pull. Wonderful changes are taking place in me and in my life. Through all of this, I feel that need again. The need to take time for me.

Time for soul silence. The kind that slows my breath to a peaceful calm. The place where the voices quiet...my heart beats gentle...and I smile without even realizing it. There's no one way it's done or one place I go to find it. It's inside me. In my spirit. 

On Sunday, an impromptu hike turned into worship. There were quite a few people on the hike and all pleasant and friendly. Shadow was unbelievably calm with every person that we passed, which is not usual. 

We entered the trail and everything familiar seemed more beautiful that day. The strawberry guava smelled perfectly sweet. The sounds that normally fill the air were so relaxing. The birds even sang softly. The cool wind blew gently. The light everywhere illuminated soothing warmth. Every single plant was beautifully colored. All of it, so balanced and peaceful. 

It brought me to soul silence. 

By the end of the hike I was changed. The whole walk back to the car I felt different. Everything looked and seemed different. I usually whisper or silently pray. This time, I thanked God out loud while we drove home. 

Everything just seemed to be right. There was no question that I had been completely refreshed. Inside and out.

I'm so glad David captured this moment. I have something to look back on.

Are you needing soul silence? 
He can set things right.

What does soul silence mean for you?

Soul Refreshment:

Psalm 11:7 ~ 

God's business is putting things right;
      he loves getting the lines straight,
   Setting us straight. Once we're standing tall,
      we can look him straight in the eye.

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