He will quiet you with His love.
I wasn’t going to write this post. I’ve preached it on stages. I’ve shared it at coffee shops and on sofa’s and dinner tables with ladies around me, but I haven’t “publicly” written in a while. I’m not sure how to explain the why, but I wanted a season to myself. There is a time to sow and a time to reap. It was my time to be quiet. I have loved every second of keeping these words hidden my heart.
You don’t need to me to discover truth. You just need Jesus. In Zephaniah it says, He will quiet you with his love. He will rejoice over you with singing.
Let’s just repeat that together, “He will quiet Renee with His Love”. I call this the feeling of Home. You know the people in your life who have access to your heart and can calm it with no words at all. Their presence is calming and their embrace soothes your soul instantly.
He will quiet **Insert your name here** with His Love.
I have found immense solace in this season of being silent. Jesus quieted my heart. I
have learned am learning to lean into Him – to trust that just how he is moving in my heart and shaping it into new forms, he is wanting to do the same for yours. My words are not needed for him to move in your life. Isn’t that lovely? I think so. I don’t want to downplay the role we have in each other’s lives and sometimes we do need to speak, but as my life has welcomed waves of influence, I have learned sometimes my best stewardship of that influence is to deflect to Him at all times and in all things.
I don’t have to have a public stance on all things. I don’t have to make known my thoughts on hot topics. I don’t have share my story or opinion at every bump and discovery. I can be quiet. I can let him speak.
For HE is the giver of life, healer of the broken, light in the darkness, friend to the lonely, lover to the one who wants to be desired. I am the recipient of all of those things and giver of none.
Ironically, the very weapon I have been given as a worship leader is my voice. The worlds I get to sing are melodies of praise, declarations of all he is, and prayers for those at a loss for words. To be quieted seems counter productive, but it has been wildly productive.
But, today I’ll speak. In a carefully written and intentionally mapped out series that has brewed to overflowing in my heart: Finding Beautiful. They’ll be coming soon…out of hiding. Words of old finally given life. You can love them. You can hate them. But mostly, I hope you skim over them and bury your heart in His word because of them and see and discover the beauty crafted into your heart, your story, and your song.
Let Him quiet your soul and sing over you with rejoicing.