This afternoon I sat out in my backyard garden for a long time. Not much was said, or could be said.
My mind was spinning. My heart was full.
Ever been there? I've had a lot of those "been there" moments lately.
In that quiet hour, I was able to see and hear things that probably would have gone unnoticed if I had not taken the time to sit still.
A young bird flutters its wings anxiously for food. My cat's heart fluttered, too. Late afternoon crickets call out to each other. Neither got what they wanted.
They weren't still enough.
In these moments, God quieted me.
"Lord, all my desire is before thee." Ps. 38:9
"Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass." Ps. 37:5
"Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established." Prov. 16:3