I was in a Christian bookstore a few weeks ago with a friend, and there was a song playing in the background that grabbed my attention. It was an artist I’d never heard of before, Brooke Barrettsmith. But the lyrics, oh the lyrics. “Right here in the moment I’m given, I’ll treasure the breath that I breathe in, And I’ll rest in You… Quiet my heart…” I’ve been feeling the pull towards stillness again. I need stillness, I need space, I need silence in my life. Breath deep. Quiet my heart…

My mind wanders away
Dreaming of where I could be on another day
I’m always so far ahead
I seem to miss the one that I’m in
And I regret the time I lost
Slow me down before it’s gone

Right here in the moment I’m given
I’ll treasure the breath that I breathe in
And I’ll rest in You
You quiet my heart
Somehow every second that’s passing
Is filled so much meaning
As I wait here with You
Quiet my heart

I get stuck in between
Yesterday and all that tomorrow brings
When all that You want from me
Is that I come and sit at your feet
And know that You are God
And with You no time is lost

Don’t let me run away
Show me why I should stay
Open my eyes to take in Your beauty
Keep me here in this place
Take me in Your embrace
There’s no place I’d rather be than right now

[Quiet My Heart by Brooke Barrettsmith]

What have you been listening to?