I awaken early,

My mind in overdrive…


Striving for perfection,

In a world that rewards performance.

Jesus calls me gently to centering quiet.


“Sit with Me awhile.

Breathe deeply of My love.

Feel My Presence,

Let your thoughts float gently by.

Take a real rest with Me.”


Surprised at His call,

I sit in centering quiet.


Breathe in, breathe out.

Focus on the God who loves me.


Struggling at first,

Letting go slowly of distracting thoughts.


Relaxing finally, in His arms,

His Beloved.