Stay

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee ...

Joining today again with the #Five Minute Friday group of writers, where we write on a one word prompt for 5 minutes. Today’s prompt is Stay.

We have seen and said that word a lot recently – STAY home, STAY safe, STAY a safe distance.

But what does that word mean? The definition in Collins Dictionary is: 1)to stop going forward : pause. 2) to stop doing something : cease. 3) to continue in a place or condition 

So how can we apply that to us today? Here are a few suggestions:

STOP where you are. Don’t go forward, don’t go back, just stop.

Then ..

PAUSE and pray. Take a pause, take a breath, take stock, take time to look at a situation, time to pray, time to reflect

Then ..

CEASE going along your own way, under the illusion that you are in control, cease your own self-seeking, cease your worry and anxieties.

And ..

STAY in the Lord, stay with Him, stay in His Word, Stay in His paths. Stay in His ways.

When all is in turmoil, when darkness seems to cover the land, then go to that quiet place in the Lord and stay there, keep your mind fixed on Him, your eyes looking to Him and your heart aligned with His. STAY.

You keep him in perfect peace

    whose mind is stayed on you,

    because he trusts in you.

Isaiah 26:3 (ESV)

13 thoughts on “Stay”

  1. Fiona, this is so good! Thank you for this precious reminder to stay with Who we know to be true and faithful and good >>> our Lord.

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  2. And then the Lord, He said to me,
    “Boyo, rest awhile;
    let’s go sit by yonder tree,
    let’s sit upon the stile,
    and I will tell a story,
    been in My heart for ages;
    it is about My glory,
    and you’re on all the pages!
    My glory, see, it’s really nowt
    without a lens to shine its light,
    and that’s a lens that can’t be bought
    nor won, bare-knuckle fight.
    The only lens that shines Me true
    is that what’s lent to Me, by you.”

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  3. I began my morning: laundry, coffee, medications, phone- then God led me to this little gem… and now I will put down my iPhone and just stay… stay in God’s Word, stay in communion with Godin prayer -which is how I should be starting my morning- every morning. Thank you…, Terri D

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