"When every other voice is hushed, and in quietness we wait before Him, the silence of the soul makes more distinct the voice of God. He bids us, 'Be still, and know that I am God.' Psalm 46:10. This is effectual preparation for all labor for God. Amidst the hurrying throng, and the strain of life's intense activities, she who is thus refreshed, will be surrounded with an atmosphere of light and peace. She will receive a new endowment of both physical and mental strenth. Her life will breathe out a fragrance, and will reveal a divine power that will reach many hearts." Adapted from Ministry of Healing pg. 58.
This is the phrase that ran through my mind while paddling the canoe across the lake in the moonlit evening yesterday.
My soul has been refreshed by our weekend at the cabin.
Climbing a mountain, canoeing across quiet water not once but four times in less than three days, maneuvering alongside a beaver, watching a moose, listening to the morning song of birds, looking into the beauty and grandeur of the mountains, staring into the embers of a fire, I am still. I claim His promises. I see His faithfulness.