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When I Pause


Sometimes when I pause

I hear the earth breathe –

I feel the breath of God

In the rustle of the trees.

Sometimes in the silence

God speaks to my longing soul.

To hear God’s voice and heed God

In the stillness, is my goal.

Sometimes in the quiet

God reaches from above.

With fingers long and gentle,

God touches me with love.

Where I am, God is –

I know God’s always near.

So, in the silence, listen –

God whispers, be still and hear.

When I pause, God whispers.

I hear God when I’m still.

In the silence, listen –

Then heed and do God’s will.

Comments on: "When I Pause" (5)

  1. Beautiful! “Lord help me to listen in the stillness.”

    • May the Lord speak to your heart in words wise and clear. May your heat be open to heed what you hear! God bless you <3 🙂

  2. Jan, yes. god in the stillness. god in my breath. god wherever I am. i often like to say “god in the messy and miraculous of our everyday lives.” there is such lightness and ease in your poetry, dear jan. simply beautiful. love, lisa

    • May the lightness and ease that is God at work in you speak to you, dear Lisa, in all the messy and miraculous. I’ll remember that! Thank you for stopping by and commenting. Have a glorious weekend. 🙂

    • Lightness and ease… Thank you for feeling it, Lisa. Come back and visit again soon. I am headed to see what you’ve been up to 🙂

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