To Read on the Journey

Monday, November 12, 2012


It's noisy in my head today. 
I need to step out of it.
Walk away. 
Step into Beauty. 
Walk toward my Best Friend.
Sit with Him. 
Lean into Him.  
Place the weight of my world on His shoulders.
Look up and see things from His perspective. 
See that "man makes complicated what God has made simple."  
Give God the complicated, and just breath His simple. 
Breath in "a day of rest." 
It doesn't matter what day it is, only that I take it.
Take rest... take shalom.  

"Shalom means completeness, wholeness, health, peace, welfare, safety soundness, tranquility, prosperity, perfectness, fullness, rest, harmony, the absence of agitation or discord; to be complete, perfect and full."

And isn't that why it's noisy in my head in the first place...because I ache for shalom.  

The noise: over-thinking, scheming, plotting, sorting, figuring... it's all my own effort to find shalom.  

Vain attempts which leave me shalom-less.

But God.  

To0 good to me God makes simple what even I have made complicated.

He hushes the noise with Himself. 

He is Shalom.

Which characteristic of Shalom do you 
long for today? 


Live in Peace!


Thea Nelson said...

My attempts leave me shalom-less. But God.

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

breath His simple... need to be doing a bit of that myself. beautiful post, denise.

In Wonder said...

oh yes, peace!beaUtiful.

Gina said...

I long for his completeness in the middle of what is incomplete right now. I need it.

Valerie said...

Amazing post. It is so noisy in my head right now. At least it is less noisy after reading your post and seeing your beautiful pictures. Thank you.

christina said...

love it! i think once a became a parent I found peace in silence and stillness ;)

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mama holly said...

noisy heads make the rest so much sweeter...

Kate Eschbach said...

I long for the absence of agitation or discord. Beautiful post and amazing pictures. Thank you!

Jen Price said...

I need to breathe in some of that Shalom today. Rest and peace in Him are what I'm leaning on today.