Sunday Stillness – What is Solitude? LINK

Sunday Stillness – What is Solitude?

Solitude

 

That’s what I have found in the past week – a peace – a lack of myself and my desire to control. I have left it all behind in order to find my place with Jesus.

Where did I find it?

In the quiet moments – few and far between – but there. It is possible to find that quietness.

Knowing that before I start anything, I seek the quietness of my soul. Don’t start anything until I refresh my soul.

Reading Psalm 30

I understand now that when I use self-reliance, I am NOT relying on God. Praising God for being my reliance. Praising Him for standing by my side.

“I” do get in the way of my relationship with God. (Tweet this)

So I am trying to let go. Relax and listen to Him. Rest in between my “doings”.

I cried out to God
He lifted me from the depths
Placed me on His Rock

(Janis Cox – haiku, 2015, based on Psalm 30)

Sit
Hear Him
Grabs hold of my soul
Deep within myself
Stirs life
Everlasting.

(Janis Cox, mirror poem, based on Psalm 30)

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19 thoughts on “Sunday Stillness – What is Solitude? LINK

  1. Brandy

    This was a timely reminder for me, Janis! With 6 kids, homeschooling, and just life I can get lost in my day and start to give God the leftovers instead of the first fruit. I will be seeking stillness and quiet amongst this crazy life this week. Thank you!

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  2. bluecottonmemory

    I’m learning to let go of control and let him – and, yes – there is peace as long as I stop trying to take it back. I’m teaching Haiku this week to college students – teaching them to control their words:)

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  3. messymarriage

    I’m so glad you got to spend some time on vacation, Janis. We all need those times to pull away, but also, as you’ve said here–seeking solitude with the Lord in each day. It’s vital to our sanity and sense of Christ’s peace. Thanks for the linkup, my friend!

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  5. Tai East

    Great post, Janis! That intimate time with THE LORD is so vital. Always a blessing to visit with you. I love your heart! Peace and many blessings to you, Love! 🙂

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  6. Being Woven

    Janis, this is right where I am these days too. I want that place. Some moments, even some days, God seems to pick me up and place me in it when I am still enough for Him to hold. As Michele, above, said, sometimes, that moment comes in places I would not have expected it. But I am grateful.

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    1. JanisCox Post author

      Linda,
      I am still looking to find the stillness – I am finding more quiet – but still have to still my soul. Grateful for this faith-filled group that keeps my grounded.
      Blessings,
      Janis

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  7. Michele Morin

    Yes, Janis, I am thankful for solitude even in the midst of my days surrounded by family. A few minutes alone in the car or pushing a lawn mower can become a “sanctuary.”
    Blessings on your Sunday!

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    1. JanisCox Post author

      I find that my hubby and I are pretty quiet – there is lots of time for quiet – but I fill it up and forget to stop.
      Blessings
      Janis

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