Stay and Rest

Back to work this morning… I could stop right there, because obviously I’d rather stay on vacation! But I have a job to do and it’s waiting for me. I woke up this morning asking God to go with me to work, to go before me because I know what’s waiting there. As I climb the stairs to my studio with coffee in hand, I ask Him to open His word and speak to me.

Word of God, Speak!” This MercyMe song touches me at the deepest core of my being. When it comes on the radio, I have to stop and listen. I have no choice. It’s like the Holy Spirit compels me to stop whatever I’m doing and listen to this song.

I’m finding myself at a loss for words and the funny thing is, it’s okay.
The last thing I need is to be heard,
But to hear what You would say.

Word of God, speak.
Would you pour down like rain, washing my eyes to see Your majesty?
To be still and know
that You’re in this place?
Please let me stay and rest
in Your holiness. Word of God, speak.

And there it is. That’s why I must stop. I want to stay and rest in His holiness. It’s my safe place. It’s where I’m most relaxed and at rest and it’s hard to leave it for the real world.

More lyrics…

I’m finding myself in the midst of You
Beyond the music, beyond the noise.
All that I need is to be with You and
In the quiet, to hear Your voice

This song makes me feel more connected to God than practically any other song. (That’s hard for me to say because I don’t have a favorite.)

So here I am… First thing in the morning, and I stop everything to listen and write down these words and my thoughts. Here in my studio before dawn, I want to be still and know that God is in this place. Later this morning at work when the chaos of returning after vacation is more than I can stand, I want to be still and know that God is in that place. I can stay and rest in His holiness any place. Any time.

listen to this song


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