How To Find Your Voice

by | Aug 11, 2012 | Saturday

I’m hearing this echo. The need to be still, when life calls me to jump on the conveyor belt of crowds headed to success under the plastic sign that reads My Agenda. It’s counter intuitive to turn away from the world’s come-hither arms, to sit down in a quiet corner, stare at the sea waiting for Him for show up.

But really, I’ve never been a mainstream girl in the depths of my soul.  Neither is the One I’m waiting for.

May you find your voice in the midst of the crowds this weekend. He recognizes it over all the noise, when you whisper.


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  1. altarofheaven

    Amen. I left mainstream three years ago and fight to keep the quiet and seek Him with all my heart. His Word in Psalm 131 untangles and reminds me every time helping me rest. Thank you for this post. Hugs and prayers for you…

    • Redemption's Beauty

      Love Psalm 131. I did a study once that focused on that Psalm for weeks and it changed me. Hugging you back. Nice to visit today.

  2. Debbie Sumstad Petras

    What a timely reminder. Thank you for that. I desire His agenda for me. It’s always the best one.

    Blessings and love,

    • Redemption's Beauty

      I agree that His agenda is the best one Debbie, nice to visit with you today.

  3. ro elliott

    I hear that same voice…whisper the same thing…living in His love…not building anything expect a deep meaningful relationship with Him. blessings as you abiding in His love for you~

    • Redemption's Beauty

      I think I’ve always known this in my head but I’m just now truly living it. It’s the best kind of freedom.

  4. Jennifer Richardson

    now you’re a living stream girl
    with a river running through it
    and abiding there is just too, too good
    to sit in a stagnant somewhere else:)
    love the fresh waters you splash,

    • Jillie

      This is lovely, Jennifer! Wish I had some literal fresh water nearby!

    • Redemption's Beauty

      Jennifer, your comments are such poetry. It’s like you are giving gifts wherever you leave one. Thank you for mine, I love it.

  5. Jason Stasyszen

    Love that picture and I’m ready to head out there…wherever it may be. 🙂 What a joy to press into His rest though. That I can do anytime. Thank you, Shelly.

    • Redemption's Beauty

      That picture is on the shore of Golden Lake in Ontario Canada. It’s the view out the window of a restaurant where we visit once a year on our vacation, usually on my birthday. So tranquil, I love it.

  6. Michele-Lyn (@lifesurrendered)

    Oh, me neither — mainstream girl. More like a run and hide girl. I am learning to walk in His freedom and boldly proclaim His truth… but also know when it’s time to hide under the Shadow of the Almighty… beautiful post, beautiful heart.

    • Redemption's Beauty

      No running and hiding for you, I’ve seen you proclaim who He is with boldness my friend. Hope you have a restful time of hearing Him this week. Thinking about you.

  7. Stefanie

    Love your thoughts here!!
    Leaving blessed ~ again…

    • Redemption's Beauty

      Thanks Stefanie, its good to visit with you and I love your new doo btw. You look fabulous.

  8. Sandra Heska King

    Ah, yes. You’re speaking my language–silently–heart to heart.

  9. Jillie

    Love what you said about never being a “mainstream girl”! I’ve never been one either. I like to refer to it as “one less rat in the ratrace!” 😀

  10. Rona

    Stopping by for a visit from Jumping Tandem today!
    In our busy days, it’s so refreshing to take time for pray and mediation.
    You always seem to select such powerful verses.
    Have a blessed week!

    • Redemption's Beauty

      So glad you came over from Deidra’s place, love that community. Hope you can take in some stillness today too.

  11. Deidra Riggs

    I read something similar to this a few days ago and I just spent a few minutes trying to find the quote to share it with you here. But I can’t find it, and I don’t know why I looked, because the way you’ve said it here is perfect (she said, from beneath her own plastic sign).

    • Redemption's Beauty

      You made me laugh. I love the way blogging does that, connects so many thought processes and things we’ve read to create one big message. Thanks for being here.

  12. Pam@Writing...Apples of Gold

    I’ve never been mainstream either… and I have little problem sitting and staring out to the ocean (or lake), listening for his voice in the waves. No problem except when I’m caught up with other things that need to be done. Beautiful restful words as always, Shelly. This seems to be a running theme in many of our posts this weekend…:)

  13. Joanne Norton

    Actually, I had one of those moments today. I had been invited to a household event by one of the Bhutanese families, and I just kept hearing “no” in my mind. The main reason… exhaustion, the need to spend time visiting all of you on line, taking care of other spiritual business. So, what you said/shared is exactly exact. Thanks much, as usual.

  14. lolitavalle

    So TRUE.

    It seems that everywhere I visit, there is a worldwide hush. The net is whispering around to be quiet. I went to pick apples of gold at Pam’s and I sat in the peace of her voice, then I came to drink from here…… and I was welcomed with more hush..

    The Lord is quieting our floods here in the Philippines but there is another storm heading our way. This is time to be still above that storm.

    Blessings to you Shelly.

  15. Sharon O

    Love it, Be Still… isn’t that just the hardest thing to do?

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