Just my thought for the day
Silence sometimes is essential to life, there is a time and place for everything and sometimes speaking shouldn’t continually be your only option of reaction, your silence speaks a solace like none other. Strangely, some are more moved by your peace than by your fire.
I had to stress this more than a couple times to some of my peers because our culture is so caught up in what we “need” to say instead of what needs to be done!
Instead of talking so much, and instead of wasting your energy by futile means, pray and listen to God for a Word. Sometimes we are so busy speaking, and so busy listening and conversing to others on our issues that we don’t create a time to listen and to be guided by God, who is really the only help you need.
God of our weary years,
God of our silent tears,
Thou who has brought us thus far on the way;
Thou who has by Thy might
Led us into the light,
Keep us forever in the path, we pray.
Lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met Thee,
Lest, our hearts drunk with the wine of the world, we forget Thee;
Shadowed beneath Thy hand,
May we forever stand,
True to our God,
True to our native land
Excerpt from Lift Every Voice and Sing
An amazing adage! From the third stanza of the Black National Anthem, James Weldon Johnson writes this prayer, a prayer of protection and salvation.
Recognizing the God who has been God from the start, through our trials and throughout the years is poignant, for if He is the God who led us into the light, even after our darkness, He is a God who is faithful and loving.
But Johnson hits my soul by the middle of the of verse, he writes this prayer of incidence, as I see it, saying that just in case we happen to fall along the wayside or just in case we loose ourselves that God may keep us!
“ As the sun pierces through my window and I slowly rise to the new day’s birth, I pray for a renewing birth of my mind and body everyday. I pray that I am awaken, repleted of all my energies upon all areas of my life, that these strengths are restored and brought forth in a homeric, and even divine light.”