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Our Haven Gives Us Rest

3 Jun

When I heard Kate’s prompt for this five minute writing (haven), all I could think about was that old, old song The Haven of Rest, and who can sing it better than the Gaithers.

As I sit here this morning pondering on how I would write about that word, I had to go to the Dictionary to look up haven and it says, “a place of safety or refuge.”  I then went to scripture to see what it said about haven.  There it was right there in Psalm 107.  How many times have I read that verse and absolutely read it so fast I missed this.  Oh Lord thank You for slowing me down each day to dwell in your precious words.  I want to know more about You.

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I am amazed daily as I really study what I have missed my whole life.  I sit here with tears right now thinking of all I have missed.  As we lost two precious friends yesterday morning  (Richie and Deanne) both to cancer I know life is not forever, time is short, and there is so much to learn about Heaven and Jesus.  No more rushing to read thru the Bible in a year.  No more rushing to do my Sunday Bible study lesson.  I want to savor every word and study to know more about Him.

I am so blessed to hear words in songs each day on the radio or as I sit here just letting Youtube play Gaither songs as I type this and I hear the words I have read.  The more I am in the Word, the more I see how precious songs today and then were written with scripture in them.  I’ll be reading a scripture and it is like BAM when I hear a song with those exact words.

As I close, look at that verse with me again. He stilled, He hushed the waves, He grew them calm, He guided them.  That is exactly what He will do for you and me when the waves of life rush in on us, when we are in despair with life we need to anchor our souls in Him – the haven of rest and he will still us, hush us, calm us and guide us through those wild, stormy, angry seas we call life.

Join us today at Kate Motaung in #FMF or #Five-Minute Friday.

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16 Responses to “Our Haven Gives Us Rest”

  1. Carly June 3, 2016 at 10:51 am #

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your friends. Times like that definitely remind us of what is really important. It’s easy to get caught up in rushing through life but what really matters is getting to know Jesus. I love the words you point out from Psalm 107- that he stills us, hushes us, calms us and guides us as we make him our haven.

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    • bloggerlovestheking June 5, 2016 at 6:20 pm #

      Thanks Carly and we got another call today – so a third one. Thank you for stopping by and yes the things that are important are what matter and it’s Him, family and people.

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      • Carly June 5, 2016 at 6:41 pm #

        I’m sorry- that’s awful. Praying for you.

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  2. Kathleen Aherne (@CoolTweed) June 5, 2016 at 7:23 am #

    Thanks I really enjoyed that, I loved the video. I guess what we all crave is a safe haven.

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    • bloggerlovestheking June 5, 2016 at 6:11 pm #

      Thanks Kathleen. Glad you enjoyed it and thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment.

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  3. Gayl June 5, 2016 at 9:45 pm #

    It interesting but the first thing that came to my mind also when Kate gave us the word was that same song even though I didn’t use it in my post. I think we even sang it in church when I was growing up. Thanks for visiting my blog earlier. 🙂 Thank you also for sharing that psalm so full of meaning. I’m so sorry to hear that you have lost some friends to cancer. May God grant comfort. Blessings to you!

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    • bloggerlovestheking July 9, 2016 at 2:16 am #

      We sang it in church too. That’s how I knew it. Blessings.

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  4. bluecottonmemory June 5, 2016 at 10:32 pm #

    I am so sorry for the loss of your friends! In the challenges of the daily – resting in him changes everything, doesn’t it?! Praying we both find that this week!

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    • Blogger Loves The King September 6, 2016 at 6:56 am #

      Thank you so much for your comment.

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  5. Julie S. June 5, 2016 at 11:06 pm #

    So sorry to hear about your friends 😦 Very tragic, and you’re right that this life is very short and nothing is guaranteed, so finding peace in something bigger and finding a haven is so important.

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    • Blogger Loves The King September 6, 2016 at 6:57 am #

      Yes Julie it can all end in a moment. I’ve learned that so well this summer with 3 losses who were my age.

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  6. Kay June 6, 2016 at 5:30 pm #

    A wonderful song and Bible verse. Thanks for a beautiful post.

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  7. repurposingjunkie June 9, 2016 at 9:17 am #

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m glad you are taking time out to just soak up God’s word and grow closer to Him.

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  8. Raising Samuels June 10, 2016 at 8:26 pm #

    It is amazing how a piece of scripture we have read so many times, can effect us differently each time we read it. Thank so much for sharing with #SocialButterflySunday! Hope to see you link up again this week 🙂

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    • Blogger Loves The King October 11, 2016 at 12:45 am #

      It happens to me all the time, and so glad God speaks to me today like never before. Thanks for stopping by.

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  9. rosannebowman1 June 24, 2016 at 11:50 pm #

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your friends. Cancer is a hard thing. Thanks for sharing. (stopping from FMF).

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