Lord; my heart is not proud;
my eyes are not haughty.
I don’t concern myself with matters too
or awesome for me.
But I have stilled and quieted myself,
just as a small child is quiet with its
Yes, like a small child is my soul within
O Israel, put your hope in the Lord—
now and always. Psalm 131 NIV

Listening to God
is always a choice.
A critical first step
to silence the noise.

Getting quiet
is harder than you would think.
like trains on parallel tracks,
heading toward the brink,
cry out for attention.

Teach me, Lord, not to define my agenda
without diligently seeking You first.
Rather, let me follow Your lead,
and for Your mind
hunger and thirst.

© Joel Tipple


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