At the Beach

God speaks in the silence of the heart. Listening is the beginning of prayer.  ~Mother Teresa

Learn to worship God as the God who does wonders, who wishes to prove in you that He can do something supernatural and divine. ~Andrew Murray

My husband brought me to the beach for the weekend.  He knows it’s one of my favorite places and he seems to know that sometimes it’s exactly where I need to be.  Our room has a beautiful view and as I sat on the balcony tonight, I decided to clear my mind and be still.  I listened to the waves as they rolled onto shore; I watched a group of pelicans gliding silently by my balcony; I felt the ocean breeze blowing gently on my face; and I saw the full moon glistening off the water below.   The evidence of our great Creator was all around.

When I was younger, I wrote several poems.  I haven’t written any for a long time, but as I sat outside tonight, I was filled with inspiration.  I took time to be still and listen, and these are the words I was given:

At the Beach (Written on May 17, 2019)

The beach is a place that quiets my mind;

where my spirit is renewed by the wonder I find.

I can hear God’s voice in the ocean’s song,

singing, “I am steady and I am strong.”

I can feel His compassion and amazing grace

as the gentle breeze blows across my face.

I watch the pelicans gliding on currents of air

and remember, God’s guidance is always there.

As the moonlight reflects on the rolling tide,

I see light from the One I want by my side.

In the sand, in the waves, in the stars above;

Is the evidence of our Creator’s love.

Yes, the beach is a place that quiets my mind,

where my spirit is renewed by the wonder I find.

Be blessed, my friends.  I hope you can find a time and place to be still and listen.

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