Enjoy your Journey

Come and sit with me!
Do you trust me enough to walk my way?
Like Martha, you try too hard.
Accept the fact you get tired
and make allowances for yourself.
Do not stress over little things.
Be still, like Mary, and simply listen.

 Psalm 37:7a, 34 (NIV) “Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him;…Wait for the Lord and keep his way.”

 King David shows us a great picture of waiting until God’s appointed time for him to be crowned a king.  Yet he was anointed many, many years previously by Samuel the prophet. Though David was being hunted by Saul, he wrote many of the Psalms during this waiting time.

Recently, my sister and I decided to go to a campground as part of our yearly visit and we did have a wonderful time undistracted by the minutiae of life at home. Her children and grandchildren visited and enjoyed the cool pond. We also enjoyed long walks and talks in the morning. With my brother joining us, there were times of singing praises and listening to old camp-meeting songs which increased the presence of God in our lives. I want to make more time to be still and relax and enjoy the journey.

About Rose Spillenaar Harmer

Rose is a retired marriage and family therapist and speaks on subjects related to prayer, spirituality, marriage and mental health. She travels throughout North America and one of her favorite subjects is "listening to God" through scripture, sermons and the still, inaudible voice of the Holy Spirit. She writes a weekly devotional called listeningtohear.wordpress.com
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9 Responses to Enjoy your Journey

  1. beingeternal says:

    Beautiful and thoughtful! “Do not stress over little things”- This is so profound.


  2. Lily says:

    I am loving the journey and learning to take more time to be still!


  3. Rose,

    I always thought of “Be still” as a solitary practice. I love the insight you offer here of a social thing! I’m going to be thinking about how to do this! Thanks…


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