Sunday, August 17, 2008

Thoughts of God

Amy Carmichael


With all the distractions of modern life, I often find my mind and thoughts to be filled with so many random, even meaningless preoccupations. This has been my own case of late. The last couple of days the following lines of a poem written by the great missionary to India, Amy Carmichael, have been in my mind;

Think through me, thoughts of God
My Father, Quiet me,
Till in Thy Holy presence, hushed,
I think Thy thoughts with Thee.




13 comments:

julie said...

That's a lovely prayer, JM. It goes very well with my own jumbled thoughts lately, as well.

The Merry Widow said...

Do we ever need that peace now a days!
"Be still, and know that I AM G*D." HE never left that place, we do, too often, and to our dysfunction!
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!

tmw

Pat said...

LOVE THIS---my past week has been rushed, and I too have been convicted to spend my quiet time alone with God...

Blessings this Lord's Day!!

Sarah Joy said...

Thank you for this! It's beautiful.

I'm glad to be back online, since the internet blinked out for a few weeks.

Dawn said...

I think so many of us can relate to this prayer!

marina* said...

aww yeah i know!!Im glad you guys are finally here..! :D

Gayle said...

That's a great reminder, Rita. I need to shut my mouth more often! :) Seriously, I should spend a bit more quiet time than I do. Most of my "quiet time" is when I'm asleep.

WomanHonorThyself said...

thanks for the reminder Rita!

Kristi said...

So simple, and yet it stirs something in the heart.

Oh, to think so High.

~Kristi

McCoy Farm said...

More than ever are we trying to be "quiet" & listen to what God is telling us. Thank you for the reminder. It was great to see you'd been to my page. When I first "found" you on my friend's (Hagermans on a MISSION) page, I read your blog page for hours & loved every minute! I enjoy reading about & learning from your experiences! Hopefully we'll have overseas "missions" in common in the near future!

Brenda said...

I am back and I would love to get together with everyone. Can you call me Monday evening or Tuesday afternoon/evening? Jackie has my number. If I don´t hear from you, I will try to call. I hope I am not too late for a get together!

groovyoldlady said...

I need to memorize that one.

Pam said...

This post could have been written by me! That is exactly my heart right now.