Make the Effort

The world is not quiet,
It is loud, shouting out!
Pay attention to me!
The Lord is quiet,
Whispering softly in your heart.
Be still and know that I am God.
Everything moves so fast!
There’s never enough time to rest,
Never enough time to sit and listen.
Make the time;
It’s never going to be the right moment,
So it is up to you to make that moment.

Some ghosts are so quiet you would hardly know they were there.

–Bernie Mcgill, The Butterfly Cabinet

It’s one of those morning when the world is so loud it is all the harder to hear the promptings of the Spirit. These are the times when you must make the effort to listen because if you wait for a moment to arrive, it will never come. The Lord expects much of us as He has given us much to work with.

He gives everyone a long piece of rope and it is up to us to tie the knot that we use. It could be a single knot that gives us a place to hang on, it could be a series of knots to help us climb up or it could be the knot in a hang man’s noose.

The choice is up to you.

This poem and bit of prose was double inspired today by Dungeon Prompts (So glad to have you back, Sreejit!) and today’s prompt from the Light and Shade Challenge.


About martha0stout

I like to read and write and hang out with my family and friends. I currently live on a farm and all that such a living entails.
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13 Responses to Make the Effort

  1. Thanks, it’s what I needed to read right now.


  2. Wow that was brilliant I love the symbolism of the rope and knots so so clever x


  3. uma says:

    When we appreciate silence, we can listen to Him. The chaos of the world is hardly a right environment to sense His presence. Good one!


  4. This is lovely, Martha. I can feel His presence at every sunset, sunrise and especially anytime I am walking by myself. We just have to turn off and tune out the busyness around us. Just love this!!


  5. In order to listen we first have to be silent . Silent and listen have the same alphabets. Anagram.
    A beautiful poem and loved the symbolism of the rope. how true.


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