Wednesday, June 11, 2008

THANKFUL THURSDAY...the quiet

THE QUIET
I am joining IRIS and all the other participants in THANKFUL THURSDAY. Today I would like to express my thankful heart for THE QUIET.


All week, I have enjoyed the quiet around the walls of my house. The two children left at home are away at Church Camp this week. Five days of nothing but silence!

No fighting. No arguing.

No name calling. No fussing. No outbursts.

At times, the silence and quietness almost drove me crazy! I never thought I would miss the noise around this house, but I do!

No laughter. No ballgames to attend.

No one to watch TV with.

No one to pick up after. No hustle and bustle.

NO-ONE! NOTHING, BUT SILENCE AND THE QUIET!

Today I read MARK 4:39:

"Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, 'Peace, be still!' And the wind ceased and there was a great calm."

The state of quietness can be refreshing. The PRESENCE of God can be found in the quiet. When we get still before Him, I am so thankful for His calming peace that floods our spirit:

* I AM THANKFUL for His peace in the middle of my storm

* I AM THANKFUL for His healing touch in sickness

* I AM THANKFUL for His wisdom when I can't see the answer

* I AM THANKFUL for His calming when everything is confusing

* I AM THANKFUL for His love when nobody seems to care

* I AM THANKFUL for His grace that He gives so freely

How long has it been since you experienced

the refreshing quietness of God?


CLICK HERE to read other thankful hearts on THANKFUL THURSDAY.


With a THANKFUL HEART;



Blessings, Laurie

12 comments:

Gina's Public Diary said...

Hi Laurie,
Peace and quiet is wonderful sometimes ...except when you're used to children's noises. :)

Happy TT to you today.

Lynn said...

Hi Laurie,

Your post made me giggle then I was touched. Wonderful. Enjoy the peace and quiet....

Have a wonderful TT

Peggy said...

Yes Laurie...the Quiet peace of an empty house..can drive you crazy but look how refreshed and wonderful peace you found in His Word...Your sweet heart of thankfulness was so very touching and real, like sweet honey in HIS Presence! I loved your TT...and they'll be back soon so Cheer up and enjoy the calm before their return! Rest, rejoice & relax while you can...you are one woman taking a stand & deserve a break!
Be blessed!

Lisa said...

That is great that you have been able to experience the quiet and peace. Good for you.

eph2810 said...

Ah, yes - quietness...I really had a hard time adjusting to it after our son moved out. But now I am getting used to it and enjoy the time I have with Him and my beloved...

Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us this week.

Be blessed today and always...

Renee said...

Cute list. One day, I'll have a list like that too, even if just for a week at church camp in the future :) Have a great weekend.

Millie said...

hi,Laurie,thank you so much for your wonderful comment on my blog which encourages me so much!
Sometimes I enjoy my quiet, but sometimes It makes me feel that I am alone in the world. I know when I feel lonely, that time I forget that the Lord is always with me whether I can feel him or not...thank the lord for his love for us

Angie said...

WHAT a GREAT thankful list!
I went to you WM blog first...YEAH A/G WM's!!! Since I am born and raised A/G it made me smile!
What an encouraging ministry~may the Lord bless you as you continue on in your faith and uplifting work for Him.
Have a great weekend!
P.S. We live on the A/G Campground Headquarters and KNOW first hand how much the parents are enjoying the QUIET....because for the next SEVERAL weeks....it won't be HERE!!! :)
Enjoy it!

Laurie Ann said...

Hi, Laurie. It's Laurie Ann. I treasure the quiet moments, too, until they get so quiet that I have to have my fix with my grandson...I loved your post. Wonderful reminders...

sharon said...

Hi Laurie,

I'm almost fanatical about quiet (and I'm not even married yet.LOL).

Lovely post, thank you so much!

Chris said...

It is always nice to have a bit of quiet-actually, I am envious-but glad you had such a blessed week.
In Him

Cheri said...

AMEN!! to peace and quiet!