Thursday, September 2, 2010

Be Still and Know...

"Be still, and know that I am God."
"I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted among the earth."
Psalm 46:10

Sit down and listen quietly,
While clouds pass over head.
For all around the works of God,
Are seen without much said.

Wordless songs as buds unfold,
They lift their faces high.
Morning Glories open up,
Their praises fill the sky.

The wind that sways the mighty trees,
His gentle breath we feel.
Are easier by far to know,
Those times we sit here still.

The beauties all around this world,
Are singing every day.
But sadly we walk by so fast,
We can't hear what they say.

The earth declares His glory,
It's here for all to see.
But when we are too busy,
And run by hastily-

We can miss the song its singing,
Heard only by each heart.
Its silent words exalt the One,
Who made this work of art.

Slow down and lay your blanket out,
Lean back upon the sod.
Take time to just be still and know-
To recognize He's God!

©2010 CharlotteFoster


  1. That is so beautiful! if we could all just slow down and appreciate the "artwork" our Lord has given us! It is simply breath taking.
    Thank you for the beautiful poem!

  2. Oh my goodness I could get lost in that wonder. GORGEOUS pictures. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Such a beautiful, soul-refreshing post! Happy Spiritual Sunday :)

  4. Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures reminding us of God's beautiful creation. I love that video. Thank you, Charlotte, for sharing with us again.

  5. Absolutely beautiful!!! This is where my mind and heart are right now. I have been doing much reading in this area. Again, this post is wonderful. ( I have been to Apple Hill and San Francisco when we lived in Stockton. I enjoyed those pictures too.)

  6. That is amazingly beautiful pictures and poem…
    Thank you for sharing.
    Joy & Blessings,

  7. Love all these photos of God's creation. Beautiful.

  8. these photos are amazing. I love getting up early in the mornings before anyone is up and going for a run in the listen for His whisper...and feel His amazing presence in nature. Thanks for sharing this.

  9. Beautiful post! I used the same scripture today.

  10. Hello, you have a beautifil heart and mind. Our world so lovely and this is a good reminder of how wonderous our God is. God Bless you. CML

  11. Oh Charlotte...
    So BEAUTIFUL. I love the photos you have chosen and the words you put down on paper are so exquisite.

    Yes, I recently had the carpet ripped out from under me, and yes I have slowed down, and yes I now do take time to smell the roses, look at the beautiful skies God has painted for us, and even appreciate the voice I once had. It has made me a new person.

    Thank you for the MOST beautiful share. It has made my heart "HAPPY" this morning. Thank you sweetie.

    Have a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Country hugs and much love, Sherry

  12. We are just way too busy. If we don't stop, be still, and listen to God, we will be in danger of being deceived. Being still in God's presence is the most peaceful and refresing thing we can do. What a remedy for living in a chaotic, fast paced world. God bless.

  13. I loved this! The photos were perfect for the message.


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