June 27, 2015

Unexpectedly Quiet

I have found myself to be unexpectedly quiet here in recent days.
I suppose that means it's time for a little break.
In the meantime, I'd like to leave you with these lovely thoughts...

"...is it our business to pry into what may happen tomorrow?
It is a difficult and painful exercise which saps the strength
and uses up the time given us today.  Once we give ourselves up to God,
shall we attempt to get hold of what can never belong to us -- tomorrow?

Our lives are His, our times in His hand, He is Lord over what will happen,
never mind what may happen.  When we prayed, "Thy will be done,"
did we suppose He did not hear us?  He heard indeed, and daily makes
our business His and partakes of our lives.  If my life is once surrendered,
all is well.  Let me not grab it back, as though it were in peril in His hand
but would be safer in mine!

Today is mine.  Tomorrow is none of my business.
If I peer anxiously into the fog of the future,
I will strain my spiritual eyes so that I will not see clearly 
what is required of me now."

Quoted from Keep a Quiet Heart
by Elisabeth Elliot ~ Page 53.

I'll trust to connect with you all soon.
After a little more time of quiet.  Thank you for extending grace.
May the Lord bless each one of you with His peace and presence.

With Love,


Grandmabeckyl.blogspot said...

These are great things to ponder as we daily walk in His path that is ours. Daily praying and thanking God for His provisions. It goes along with my latest blog post. Thanks for sharing. Be well, living out loud for Jesus. Hugs and prayers my sister in Christ.

Katy said...

A beautiful quote! :) I have that book and love it! Elisabeth Elliot was full of so much wisdom and I look forward to meeting her one day in His Kingdom! :)

I hope your time away isn't too long. Hugs to you! :)

Hopes Handcrafts said...

So true, Camille. Thanks for the reminder! {{hugs}} from Julia xo

Patty said...

Thank you for sharing this - a sweet reminder to us all! Blessings!

Jill said...

Beautiful post! I have been sick with pneumonia so I am behind in reading blogs and I just wrote my post today. Haven't been this sick in a long time. :-( Not the way I wanted to start our summer. Enjoy your quiet time and have a lovely 4th of July.


Camille said...

Becky ~ How precious HE is!! How wonderful it is to belong to Him! Hugs to you. :)

Katy ~ Yes, Elisabeth Elliot is a truly godly lady. What a wonderful thing it is to know that one day we all will be together forever with the Lord. Hugs! :)

Julia ~ How precious it is to ponder these things! Hugs to you my friend. :)

Patty ~ How often I need reminding! Hugs. :)

Jill ~ So sorry you started out the summer in such a nasty way. I trust you will be well enough to enjoy the rest of it with your precious girls. Hugs to you! :)

With love,

Linda said...

Such a lovely post, Camille. I hope things are going well for you. I like quiet, by that I mean I love to have quiet time, especially in the evenings, to pray, to relax, to rejuvenate, to just be. Thank you so much for your visit and kind comment on my blog, and please know that you are very welcome to visit or follow my blog anytime! It would be an honour to have you.

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

"Today is mine. Tomorrow is none of my business." - So profound!!!

Camille said...

Linda ~ Thank you so much for your kind words. May you be blessed as you seek to follow the Lord each day. Hugs! :)

Jackie ~ I always have appreciated Elisabeth Elliot's wisdom. Yes, indeed....profound. Hugs to you! :)

With Love,