A Quiet Heart

I just love it when God speaks to me from different directions – when He’s really trying to get me to “get” a point.

I knew I was going to post this quote below, but before I got started, I also read this post by my friend Kerry, over at and baby makes four.

Do Not Rush.
And Keep a Quiet Heart.

I think I find most help in trying to look on all the interruptions and hindrances to work that one has planned out for oneself as discipline, trials sent by God to help one against getting selfish over one’s work. Then one can feel that perhaps one’s true work – one’s work for God – consists in doing some trifling haphazard thing that has been thrown into one’s day. It is not a waste of time, as one is tempted to think, it is the most important part of the work of the day – the part one can best offer to God. After such a hindrance, do not rush after the planned work; trust that the time to finish it will be given sometime, and keep a quiet heart about it.
— Annie Kearie, 1825-1879

As quoted in Keep a Quiet Heart, by Elisabeth Elliot, p. 9

I guess I won’t be doing my minute by minute plan for tomorrow…


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    What a great quote! I had a major interuption in my day today and after what I had read in my devotion as well as reading your blog I saw it in a different light. It helped me from getting all frazzled and upset. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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    That’s exactly the wisdom from Elisabeth Elliot I was describing in one of my last posts on being a time nazi. I just love her!

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