31 Days of Gratitude… stillness 

And after an earthquake, a fire but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire, a still small voice. 1 Kings 19:12 KJV 

I love the quiet stillness of a morning yet to dawn. 

It is still dark as I take my dogs outside. I had wanted just a few more minutes of rest before I had climbed out of bed, but my pup’s persistent bark begged otherwise.

I am thankful I heeded to his pleas to go outside. 

The quiet moments of the morning are when I do my best writing, when I spend undistracted 1-1 time with God, and when I can most easily give myself permission to sit quietly and reflect without the nagging feeling that I need to be doing something deemed productive by worldly standards.

The truth is…being still is being productive.

In the moments of quiet stillness, I am keenly aware of His presence. In the early morning moments when I am detached from the world’s pressures, I am able to breathe in His Word and prepare myself for whatever challenges come my way.

The stillness of the morning is the source of unwavering calm in my life. 

This morning, I am grateful for the stillness of the morning.



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8 thoughts on “31 Days of Gratitude… stillness 

  1. I love this post. The early morning is my favorite time too. I love that time with my thoughts, God and my writing. And I love how you point out that stillness is productive. Takes a lot to remember this! 🙂

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