Blessed Quietness

I will hear 
what God the Lord will speak. . .
- Psalm 85:8a -

Joys are flowing like a river,
Since the Comforter has come;
He abides with us forever,
Makes the trusting heart His home.

Bringing life and health and gladness,
All around this heav’nly Guest,
Banished unbelief and sadness,
Changed our weariness to rest.

Like the rain that falls from Heaven,
Like the sunlight from the sky,
So the Holy Ghost is given,
Coming on us from on high.

See, a fruitful field is growing,
Blessed fruit of righteousness;
And the streams of life are flowing
In the lonely wilderness.

What a wonderful salvation,
Where we always see His face!
What a perfect habitation,
What a quiet resting place!

Blessed quietness, holy quietness,
What assurance in my soul!
On the stormy sea, He speaks peace to me,
How the billows cease to roll!
- Manie Payne Ferguson -

The Holy Spirit performs many important ministries
in the life of a Christian.
One of these is to give us a calm and tranquil spirit,
despite the circumstances of life that may come our way.
- Kenneth W. Osbeck -

Speak, Lord, in the stillness,
While I wait on Thee;
Hushed my heart to listen,
In expectancy.

Speak, O blessed Master,
In this quiet hour;
Let me see Thy face, Lord,
Feel Thy touch of power.

For the words Thou speakest,
They are life indeed;
Living bread from heaven,
Now my spirit feed!

All to Thee is yielded,
I am not my own;
Blissful, glad surrender,
I am Thine along.

Speak, Thy servant heareth,
Be not silent, Lord;
Waits my soul upon Thee
For the quickening word.

Fill me with the knowledge
Of Thy glorious will;
All Thine own good pleasure
In Thy child fulfill.

Like a watered garden,
Full of fragrance rare,
Lingering in Thy presence,
Let my life appear.
- Emily May Grimes -

Have a blessed 
and peaceful Lord's Day,
sweet friends!



magnoliasntea said...

There are such beautiful words in this one, Stephanie. I especially love the last stanza.
Have a beautiful day!

mamasmercantile said...

Another beautiful and uplifting post. The pops of yellow in those stunning roses were a delight. Have a good week.

Visits With Mary said...

Hello Sweet Stephanie! Stopping by to wish you a very blessed Lord's Day. "He abides with us forever," that brings such comfort to me.

Lady Linda said...

I just needed your bright colors and your lovely wrods this morning. I am really needing a break from this weather. I have had too much of winter. Thanks dear friend for always cheering me up.
Hugs, Linda

Daniela said...

You're such a blessing to me, dear, dearest Stephanie, I'm so grateful to have you so close to me !

Hope you're having a beautiful Sunday,
I'm thinking of you with much love and thankfulness

Xx Dany

NanaDiana said...

What beautiful words and images, Stephanie. It gives me hope and joy and seeing all those sweet colors reminds me that Spring WILL come!

I hope you have a blessed Sunday- xo Diana

Debbie Harris said...

Such a beautiful and cheery post today, Stephanie.
That yellow rose with the tea cup is quite lovely.
Wonderful words to ponder on in this beautiful post, thank you.

May your day be quiet and peaceful~

Linda said...

Thank you sweet friend for your lovely words on this cold winter day. Hope you have a beautiful week ahead. smiles

Billie Jo said...

Hello dear friend!
Such a lovely post this morning!
And I received my package from your beautiful Easy shop!
Everything was so beautiful!
Thank you for sharing your talents. : )

Cynthia said...

As always, Stephanie, a beautiful post. Love your tea cup, and the yellow roses. I think they are my favorite!

Consider It All Joy said...

Hi there Stephanie! I have been mia from blog land of late, not sure why, maybe just a lack of inspiration, Yet, I'm always thankful and touched when I visit you on Sunday's! Thank you for sharing your love of Him and His Words for us. Blessings, Cindy xo

Mari said...

Beautiful! I have had a most wonderful day so far, and am awaiting the arrival of our small group from church to arrive. Thanks for your always inspiring Sunday posts.

Melanie said...

Stopping by to wish you a wonderful Sunday evening and upcoming week.

Vicky Hunt said...

So lovely! Your photos would make beautiful calendar photos. You put so much thought into the sweet vignettes you share with us. Thank you for sharing sweet friend. I always enjoy my visits here and leave with a peaceful feeling. Hugs and prayers for a blessed week.

Blessings, Vicky

Lowcarb team member said...

Wonderful yellow roses and photo's to go with your words.
My good wishes for the coming new week

All the best Jan

Christine said...

What perfect femininity to go with the beautiful words.

Linda Shukri said...

Hi Stephanie,

Thanks so much for your post today. It added another blessing as I've been very stressed today for several reasons and the message my husband and I listened to tonight from Mount Calvary Baptist Church in SC from Psalm 119 was spot on as well. Just what I needed. Thanks for your beautiful blog!

Blessings to you this coming week.

Love, Linda S.

krishna said...

the yellow roses are so gorgeous..

Cheryl said...

Oh, praise the Lord! I love this dear, old song. It has blessed me so many times. I find that I am longing more and more to be still and listen to His voice. We miss out on SO much because we are so surrounded by noise. It saddens me to think of the many times I have allowed frivolous distractions to consume my free time, instead of sitting at Jesus' feet. Thank you for this beautiful post, sweet friend. God bless you!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I may be terribly late, but every day and any day is the day to praise HIM! Be well and enjoy your new week sweet Stephanie!

Chris Lally said...

Love today's post / BEAUTIFUL photos! Thank you, Jennifer! I am listening.

Tamago said...

I love your tea set. Such beautiful pattern! Love the yellow roses, too. I hope you enjoyed a wonderful weekend :-)

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a wonderful quote you shared about the Holy Spirit giving us a tranquil and calm spirit despite our circumstances. They sure resonated with me, my sweet friend. Your pictures of the yellow roses and the teacup cheered my inner spirit, too. They are beautiful, like you! Have a blessed week...xo.

Jill said...

Gorgeous words and photos! Have a wonderfully blessed week!


Conniecrafter said...

wonderful words to start off the week. Such a pretty painted cup and the roses are just gorgeous with it!!
Have a wonderful week ahead!

Cindy said...

Those yellow roses are gorgeous!

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, your yellow roses are gorgeous, Stephanie, and that tea cup is just as pretty. Yellow is such a cheerful color, isn't it? And with all the rain we're having right now, it really brightens my day. What a unique tea cup this is. It looks like a rainbow tea cup. :) Always love and appreciate your Sunday posts, sweet friend.

love, ~Sheri

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Your beautiful pictures with the lovely colors and light are perfect to go with this post about listening to the spirit of the Lord. I love the poem by Emily Grimes, and how sweet the presence of the Lord is, to come to us and lighten our hearts, just as your words, pictures, and post have done today. Blessings and hugs to you dear friend!

Marilyn Mathis said...

I love these gorgeous yellow roses. This blog is so beautiful. So often we do so much talking to the Lord that we miss what He is saying to us. I want to listen closely so I can hear His voice. Bless you, Stephanie. Hugs.

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