Saturday, October 29, 2011

In The Still of the Morning

I woke up early and couldn't get back to sleep because my husband was snoring, so I got up and had quiet time and wrote a poem. It is funny how I was annoyed because it was still dark outside and I couldn't go back to sleep...but then God brought me some very special moments and then gave me a poem! I love it when that happens. (:>)

I hope you will have a good beginning to your morning too...and that you will have a wonderful day!

In The Still of the Morning

In the still of the morning when the world is still asleep
And you listen so intently but you cannot hear a peep

And the sun has not awakened, or made its first appearance
And you gaze at the horizon and you see no interference

Everything is mute and quiet, and you feel a sense of calm
And the cup that you are holding feels so warm it’s like a balm

So you sip the warm dark liquid and you bow your head to pray
Then you read a Psalm and meditate on what it has to say

There is nothing to disturb you so you soak in every word
And there is a new excitement as God’s voice is being heard

Yet you sit there in the silence and He speaks right to your heart
And you wonder why each and everyday can’t have this kind of start

It’s because we often hurry through the routines of our day
Or we get up late and worry that the time will get away

But in the still of every morning He waits there silently
Waiting for you to acknowledge Him in everything you see

For without Him there is nothing just a vast and empty void
But in His glorious presence we can never feel annoyed

There is peace and tranquil splendor, and it’s all so very real
We can never quite explain it, or describe how it makes us feel

It’s more like, an awesome “knowing” that He is there with us
And our spirit has assurance, and in Him we place our trust

And to think I almost missed it…this blessed time alone with God
But the stillness of the morning beckoned me with a gentle nod

Now the sun is slowly rising and the dawn has brought the day
And my hope is that tomorrow can begin in this same way

In the still of the morning!

Written by Linda Hogeland
October 2011

Psalm 92: 1,2,4 NLT
It is good to give thanks to the Lord
to sing praises to the Most High.
It is good to proclaim your unfailing love
in the morning,...

You thrill me Lord with all you have done for me!

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Jeanie said...

I am almost always up alone for at least a while in the morning. I will try to bring to mind the inspirational thoughts you have written during those times.

Maryellen said...

My gosh, I felt like I was right there with you. Your writing is so beautiful and descriptive. It has encouraged me to choose to get up and have a morning of my own my our Lord ! Blessings . . .

Susan (Reading World) said...

Beautiful thoughts. I'm always so crabby when my husband's snoring wakes me. Next time I'll try to channel some of this!

Karin said...

Oh my, how precious! LOVE it and it is so true that I want every morning to start like that. My times alone with the Lord are more in the evening after all settles down. In the morning hubby is always (45+ years!) up before me. We have our coffee and toast and then our devotions. That's a special treat too!

Blessings on you!

HappyascanB said...

Beautiful! I love it!!!

Grandma Becky said...

What an inspiration you are! Love your poem. I find myself praying in the midst of the night when I wake up and don't fall back to sleep for awhile. That's a special time as well. Hugs!

Janet Rose said...

I have let my mornings get by without my quiet time the past few weeks. I fit it in later in the day, but it's just not the same. Thank you for your post today!

Jim said...

This is a wonderful poem, Linda. I got up at three and coulnd't sleep. So I signed in my 6WS on Cate's Mr. Linky.

I also got some inspiration for teaching the Sunday school lesson tomorrow. Then at five I went back to bed and slept until 8:30.

Oh yes, Mrs. Jim's snoring doesn't wake me up. She is almost perfect even when she snores. :)

Happy 6WS! Thank you for you visit.

That corgi :) said...

Beautiful poem!! Sometimes it is nice to get up out of the warm bed and spend time with God like this! Very nicely written!!

visiting from 6WS :)

enjoy the rest of your weekend


Walking on Sunshine... said...

I really love my morning time alone with the Lord after my son gets on the bus and my hubby leaves for work. Beautiful poem! Hope you had a nice day!

Caroline said...

So beautiful I love this !!
Then again I love everything you write !!!

Jenilee said...

Just beautiful... I love that morning quiet time with Jesus. such a precious poem to put into words how it feels to have that quiet time!

Becca said...

I love your writing. It is always so beautiful!

Deanna said...

Dear Linda, It is always a rewarding time to visit your place and read your lovely poems.

I love your poems. You are a blessed and talented Lady.

God bless,

BARBIE said...

Linda, the poem is beautiful!

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

Oh beautiful. I felt like I was right there with you...sharing a cup of...well tea in my case. Thank you for this beautiful reminder to slow down and soak in the beauty of listening to His still, small voice.

Love to you...

Gail Purath said...

Thanks for the poem...a good reminder that meeting with God is never a waste...I've had my husband's snoring wake me up as well...great how God can use something like that to bless us!Thanks also for the visit to my blog. Gail

T.J. said...

I LOVE that you write poems!!! This was wonderful and it reminds me that I should drag myself out of bed in the morning for those blessed moments of time ;)

Happy to be here through Jenilee's blog hop!

JenniK said...

Love your blog, thanks for reading mine and your lovely comment, Bless you!

Trennia said...

Beautiful post, thank you for your comment on my blog.I read your daughter,Lynnette's blog!

Rebecca said...

Linda...your heart and hands are touched by the Most High. God has found favor in you my friend. Your work should be published for all the world to read...



Anonymous said...

nice post thanks for sharing loves...soraya

Rachel Lundy said...

Hi Linda,

I was sick last week, so I'm a little late getting around for the blog party, but I still wanted to come by and say hello. You have a lovely blog here!

Kristin said...

I loved this poem, Momma, as I sit here awake before everyone else gets up. :)

It's All Good said...

Love it!