11/26: Still with thee

11/26: Still with thee

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  1. Thank you Elise for this enlightened perspective. There is such reassurance in the fact that God never leaves us, in fact he is our very life. Quiet, calm, stillness, is what allows our thought to unite with the one eternal God, good. Mary Baker Eddy says in S&H page 506,"The calm and exalted thought or spiritual apprehension is at peace. Thus the dawn of ideas goes on, forming each successive stage of progress."

  2. Thank you for that lovely new slant on a favourite text.

  3. Wow-what a great insight. Thanks, Elise.

  4. Many thanks Elise for this inspiring lift. Yes. "We can awake and be peaceful, calm, assured, humble and undisturbed with God [divine Love]." "O may we be still and seek Him,/Seek with consecration whole,/ Listening thus to hear the message,/ Far from sense and hid in Soul." (Christian Science Hymnal #237).

  5. Simply beautiful. Thank you so much for the inspiring images and words.

  6. Bonjour Élise

    Thank you so much for the beautiful lift! I love the you tube that goes with it

    To see the water so still reminds me of once being told that when you look at your reflection on the water, it's perfect when perfectly still put it deforms itself when a little wind move the waters surface. So are we as God's perfect reflection, when we are still in the Truth, we can feel our perfect reflection. So don't let the winds of human lies try to tell us it's not true! We are and always have been God's perfect image and reflection

    Much love

  7. Thankyou Lise. I find this so helpfulthis morning.I shall take it with me and try to feel this peace!

  8. Thank you for this calm reminder from the Psalms, that reassures us of God's ever presence, especially as we begin our day, and with each task we undertake during the day.

  9. Thank you, Elise, for “Still with thee … peaceful, calm, and assured … a closeness with God ...” I am peaceful, calm, and assured in proportion to my understanding that God is guiding and protecting me always. Ever-presence is ever present. Where is God? Still with me. Always. :-)

  10. Merci pour cette belle pensée inspirée pour ce début de semaine. Savoir que Dieu, le bien infini et infaillible, est déjà présent dans toutes mes activités, toutes mes rencontres, me donne les "armes" spirituelles pour toute la journée et la semaine.

  11. Thank you, Elise, for showing a new perspective with the word "still" as stated "still with thee." Number 9 says it, too , for me:-)

  12. Thank you, how beautiful!
    I was thinking along this line last week - that as an expression of Love I AM quiet peace. No storms can upset me, no matter what's happening on the surface. I have all the resources to really be quiet peace. As a spiritual idea we can't be anything else but "still with God"!

  13. Thank you Elise, just what I needed to hear right now and always! LOVE to ALL

  14. Thank you.

  15. What a simple, but powerful thought

  16. A totally new perspective - thank you!

  17. Es grato pensar que estamos a salvo y en paz con Dios, cuando vemos reflejados en el agua esas chispas que el sol refleja podemos sentirnos como ellas, almas reflejando a Dios pululando sobre calmas aguas sin tiempo, intocables, eternas en la Verdad.

    Muchas gracias Elise.

  18. thank you Elise, for this different way of interpretating,"still" in this beautiful verse.I have always thought of i it as God always with me, but now I can add "and in peace".....a lovely way to start the day.love and peace to all

  19. Thank you, Elise. A wonderful surprise ; it is already making my day.

  20. Elise, Thank you for a helpful lift.

  21. Thank you for this wonderful Lift to start our week.

  22. I think I'm beginning now to be still with God and awake to His presence!
    Your reminder was very helpful! Thank you!

  23. Elise,
    What great and reassuring insight! Thank you so much!

  24. Dear Elise,

    Thank you for that great start to the morning. A gem for the receptive thought. The video helped to give a strong boost. Excellent

    I shall ponder that Psalm a lot more. One thing that kept coming to me is that we are FIRST with God (Alpha) because if we are still with God, then it means that no matter what happens or has happened, God is/has always been there and we are "still" with him.

    I thought more about the word "still" and one of my favourite Hymns "Still, still with Thee" (Hymn 317) especially the first line of the second verse which reads

    "Alone with Thee, amid the changing shadows"

    As I write this, I am thinking more about the word "still" - not just another way of saying I continue to be with you; but also quiet, peace. I just looked it up and in Dictionary.com and it says...

    :..hushed...still small voice...free from turbulence or commotion; peaceful; tranquil; calm"

    Listening to that still small voice therefore allows us to be free from turbulence or commotion and as we continue to walk with God, there is peace.

    There are so many situations I can apply this to. I shall really reread that Psalm with my dictionary and other bible resources. You have have helped me to unlock so much in just a few short minutes. It is amazing how Truth and goodness have a way of multiplying and bringing healing

    I thought I had missed seeing the sunrise this morning but I didn't. It was/is here, in the Daily Lift.

    Thanks to all!

  25. To be still, quiet, peaceful, with God is a beautiful interpretation of
    when I awake I am still with God; thank you SO much!

  26. Thank you -- and thank you Daily Lift team for the stillness that follfowed the message!

  27. Thank you Elise for this beautiful visual prayer and blessing today, stillness is a language spoken from Gods heart to ours.


  29. Thank you for such a calming thought. It reminds me of a passage in Science and Health which talks
    about being "undisturbed amid the jarring testimony of the material senses". How can we be otherwise when we are one with God's stillness!

  30. Thank you so much! Wonderful to start in the morning with such a great insight. I will think and pray to understand more about what "still" represents in our lives.

  31. Thank for you all the daily uplifts°-°

  32. Thanks Elise- simple change of emphasis, but profound.

  33. what a beautiful thought Elise, that we can be still with God, that we can still all the erroneous clamoring of mortal mind which might try to throw us off balance, as it were. Thank you so much for your inspired and calming thought. It was definitely what I needed this morning. I had a meeting to which I had not looked forward first thing this morning. Having read the Lesson and established in my thought that God was in complete control, everything went fine. Then this lovely Lift arrived as if to underline the truth of what I been praying with. The video was also quite beautiful, bringing an added sense of serenity and calm, bless you and all the Daily Lifters.

  34. Thanks so much, Elise, for giving me a fresh perspective on "still" as peaceful and calm rather than remaining. And I like what Anne #6 referred to as the reflection being perfect when the water was still.

    Beautiful video also - thanks to all!

  35. Thank you so much, Elise. I have some friends from UK here with me, and this morning we took a helicopter ride around this part of the Sunshine Coast. I had prayed, of course, and the pilot remarked that the morning was perfect for flying. It was so beautiful to see the immensity of the ocean, calm and still in the balmy early morning air. Board riders were sitting patiently waiting for some decent waves, but it was just a lovely calm morning. Most of these beaches along the coast are comparatively new with clusters of houses grouped in shell shapes, all interlocking with each other. This was a time to pause and reflect on God's blessings for all.

  36. Wow - I just love this "new" way to think about that verse and it was just what I needed this morning! Thank you, Elise.

  37. Thank you Elise. The remarkable Psalms. To be still still, always still. "He hath made everything beautiful in His time." (Ecclesiastes 3:11)

  38. Thank you Elise and #12

  39. There is a disturbance in our neighborhood right now. I am knowing that the ever-present stillness Psalm 139 speaks of is God, and is present within each human consciousness, bringing peace and quiet to each resident, stilling the disturbed thought. Thank you, Elise.

    "The [peace] that none can take away is mine; I walk with Love today"

    (variation of Christian Science Hymn # 139)

  40. I love it! Thank you, Elise.

  41. Wonderful lift! Thank you so much, and thank you to Anne #6, who writes about being still in Truth, being God's perfect reflection in still water. All such helpful and welcome insights. Thank you, thank you! I'm so grateful for the peace that studying Christian Science brings to my life.

  42. Good morning Elise Moore and all the Daily Lifters. I am awake and still with God. I can go deeper into this by having a pure quietness, a meditation that sits in a pool of quiet reflection of myself alone with God. This lift is a sweet reminder of the gentle place ever available to us as we go to that quiet place within....to go into the closet and shut the door for spiritual refreshment and daily nourishment that is so necessary to greeting the world in peace and readiness for all that may come. I am grateful for the Daily Lifts as a starting point for spiritual reflection. Thank you and good day to all. Donna Allen

  43. Your additional sense of “still” makes a favorite hymn special also. Hymn 136.

    "I love Thy way of freedom, Lord, … I hear Thy promise old and new, That bids all fear to cease: My presence still shall go with thee And I will give thee peace.…For still Thy presence is with me, And Thou dost give me peace."

    I am not sure whether this dual meaning for “still” works in other languages, but I know that divine Mind includes lots of delivery systems! The idea which inspires may appear in the language at hand (thank goodness). But, the inspired idea lifts us beyond words.

    Still, still, and always.

    Thanks Elise, for this perfect Monday morning starter!

  44. How inspiring, comforting, and insightful! Thank you for the illustrative video that accompanied the enlightening narrative. Loved it all!

  45. Thanks for this beautiful and practical lift. It reminded me of hymn 317 from the Christian Science Hymnal. I have always felt that same double meaning there. I'm putting the first verse below. The words are adapted from a poem by the well-known, 19th century American writer and activist, Harriet Beecher Stowe.

    Still, still with Thee when purple morning breaketh,
    When the bird waketh, and the shadows flee,
    Fairer than morning, lovelier than the daylight,
    Dawns the sweet consciousness, I am with Thee.

  46. Thank you for this beautiful lift this morning.

  47. Thank you.

  48. Thank you, thank you, Elise for this great inspiration !
    Beautiful beyond words.
    Did you know that Marcel Marceau, the great mime said that stillness is a powerful activity!
    There is something to be discovered: The stillness of divinity.
    Thank you!

  49. Thanks Elise for this comforting Lift. Reminds me of one of my favorite Bible verses in John 14:18 I will not leave you comfortless;
    Thanks also to all.

  50. What a wonderful video underlining the comforting and peaceful words of the omnipresence of God! Thank you, Elise

  51. I really liked this different way of looking at this and loved the video - great uplifting start in the face of a gloomy wet day here in Cheshire!

  52. That was so beautiful... thank you so much for this healing message!

  53. Thank you Elise for your obvious insight...hidden until now!

  54. Thanks so much!

  55. Thank you for this beautiful, lovely thought to carry with us today.

  56. Elise,
    I love the expanded insight.
    Thanks for your clear thought.

  57. What a beautiful illumination of that phrase. Thank you, Elise!

  58. Wonderful, Elise & Daily Lift Team!! Thank you, Lifter Family, for insights that enlighten & inspire!
    How blessed we are to be lifted with these messages each day ~ particularly when they are accompanied with a video. I'm so grateful for each of you!!

  59. Beautiful! Thank you, Elise and Lifters for focusing my thought on stillness and peace.I need to hold on to it! Hmmm..but that's the point, isn't it? There should be no fear of losing this established peace because God's peace is continuously with us because God is ever with us, helping us stay awake to this holy fact.

  60. I love Psalm 139. It explains the complete protection of God over his creation, Man included, we should never forget that. When ever problems or troubles occur, God is there with answers how to deal with it with successful results. This recognition plugs us into God's thoughts for us.

  61. Karen, Palo Alto, CA - 11/26/2012

    Thank you! Often in the morning, I awake with the words and the melody of hymn 317.
    The words written by Harriet Beecher Stowe:

    "Still, still with Thee when purple morning breaketh,
    When the bird waketh, and the shadows flee,
    Fairer than morning, lovelier than the daylight,
    Dawns the sweet consciousness, I am with Thee."....

    I have had that same thought...of stillness with God - that is unchanging - no matter the
    circumstances from the previous day or the day ahead. I can have that God-given peace
    and assurance of inseparability from Soul, God.

    Thank you for the beautiful images!

  62. Still with thee! The meaning of still as peaceful, harmonious, restful, is so inspiring and new to m thought in this way. I Love a CD that I have titled Still with Thee and will listen with a newness today!

  63. Thank you, Elise, for this blessed and comforting Lift.

  64. This brings to mind, "Be still and know that I am God," but your idea includes the thought of God's closeness and active, quiet presence. I love it!

  65. Wow...THANK YOU Elise! This was exactly the message I needed to hear this morning and it was such a beautiful presentation with the video. I love the double meaning of "Still". It certainly is the perfect antidote to worry, anxiety, stress and anger, all of which have tried to claim my attention. What a lovely start to my day! I have already shared it with 3 friends!

  66. Healing and quite beautiful, thank you.

  67. Others have said this. Now it is my turn...this is exactly what I needed today! Thank you so much!

  68. Thank you for that great message, I will be "still" with God.
    The Bible lessons give me such comfort.

  69. Beautiful. Got my day going on the right foot.

  70. Wonderful lift - and the video is a nice addition. Thanks for being out there!

  71. Ditto. Amen. And thank you, Elise.
    A perfect reminder to "Be still, and seek Him"
    And one doesn't have to look far, because God is right here ... and now.

  72. Thank you Elise for the healing message today. We all love the video and it's really great on 'full screen'. Much gratitude to all who made it possible.

  73. Just simply "beautiful" in message and visually! So very comforting to know as well as practice being aware of the STILLNESS that is ours infinitely. Thank you !

  74. Thank you so much, Elise. This was the perfect thought to start my morning. It made me think of Divine Love leading me through the "still" waters instead of "troubled" waters and saying to me "Be still". My thought needed to be still and it became still. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration and all the wonderful comments posted.


  76. Thank you....So beautiful

  77. Elise,
    Thanks evre so much for the awesome lift. It puts me in mind of one of my favorite "catch phrases"....there is no spot, where God is not...! Thanks for that reminder

  78. A wonderful new insoight into a familiar pasage, very helpful and thoughtful. Thank you.

  79. I will never look at the lake, where we go in the summer, in the same way.
    When the lake is very still, I will always think of God. Thanks for your pictures and wonderful
    thoughts. Sincerely, Sally

  80. Thank you. It's a powerful way to start the day. I think of this in hymn 148, " In Heavenly Love abiding". Where it says, "The storm may roar without me", I insist it cannot be "within me", because I am "still with Thee".

  81. Thank you Elsie - for the powerfful message & video
    ...ALL the great expanding comments mmm so peaceful!

  82. Thank you! Sounds to me like Jesus' words..."Peace be still." I like this and the video which does indeed 'still' the thinking.

  83. Thank you!

  84. Thanks #79 #61 #45 #43 #39 #24 #4 #1 for your beautiful references to hymns mentioning stillness. Thanks to Zina Bauman who rose before dawn to shoot the video. We are embracing the world in stillness today, peace calm and spiritual sense.

  85. “…when I awake, I am still with thee” Ps.18
    If God is All, (Good) His children, should have no fear, no fear of death, pain, lack, or sorrow.
    When life feels like a dream of errors, we should remember that Life is God Himself, and when we awake to this fact we’ll see that all our sorrows, and even “The precise form of God must be of small importance in comparison with the sublime question, What is infinite Mind or divine Love?” S&H 256:16
    We can dwell y God’s calm, “Be still and know that I am God” Ps. 46

    “ ...al despertar aún estoy contigo” Salmo 18
    Si Dios es Todo, (el Bien) Sus hijos, no debemos tener temor, ni temor de muerte, dolor, carestía o tristeza.
    Cuando la vida se siente como un sueño de errores, debemos recordar que la Vida es Dios mismo, y cuando nos despertamos a este hecho veremos que todas nuestras tristesas, y aún “La forma precisa de Dios debe ser de poca importancia en comparación con la interrogación sublime: ¿Qué es la Mente infinita o el Amor divino?” CyS 256:16
    Podemos habitar en la calma de Dios, “Callad y sabed que Yo soy Dios” Salmo 46

  86. Thank you for the pointing out this great verse. The thought about awadining and being still with God, could alspo point out the ever-presence of God whetherr we are feeling deep into human consciousness, or awakening to the Truth of Being.

  87. I've been praying about the use of Bible translations, and here comes this lovely inspiration that would've been missed using other than the KJV. Although I use others than the KJV when I "get stuck" on a passage, beginning with the KJV remains my starting point. Lovely, lovely, Elise. Thank you!

  88. What a beautiful understanding of the word"still." With the holiday season approaching, it is good to remember to be "still" and not be caught in the hustle and bustle. Thank you so much for sharing this thought.

  89. Thank you for the beauty of this message, both visually and spiritually. Being "still" and waiting on God to direct our paths is very important to me and requires constant gratitude knowing that God is always with me to still my troubled mind.
    The need for an entry message into the podcasts does not appear necessary to me, but still welcome.

  90. Beautiful Stillness! thank you Elise!

  91. Elise, how precious this idea!

    I've just memorized Hymn #317 the words by Elizabeth Barrett Browning,
    "Still still with Thee when purple morning breaketh,
    When the bird waketh and the shadows flee,
    Fairer than morning, lovelier than the daylight,
    Dawns the sweet consciousness, I am with Thee."

    Now I can cherish this full concept in my heart.
    Thank you, Elise.

  92. Thank you for this awakening. This morning I was thinking of just getting over Halloween and Thanksgiving, and thinking ahead and worrying over the cost of coming birthdays and Christmas. Your lift caused me to stop, be still and remember that God, Good will govern and guide me along the way.
    Thank you so much.

  93. Even in these days in the Northern hemisphere with less daylight and bald trees, God is there.

    And today's Daily Lift reminds me of Hymn 317 by Harriet Beecher Stowe in the Christian Science Hymnal:
    "Still, still with Thee when purple morning breaketh ...." .

  94. Oh, my goodness! How beautiful and perfect the message and video today. I was very anxious and disturbed about a financial matter this morning. While waiting for a return call, I was led to listen to the Dalily Lift and read some of the comments which I ended up reading all 90, (and listening to the message and the video again!) before the phone rang. Yes, it was the call I was awaiting and of course came with good news. I was soooo very grateful for the peace that calmed my disturbed thought during that anxious time. Many thanks to all the lifters!

    I copied and pasted comments from Ann from the South of France, Martin Vesley, Malcolm Drummond, Troy from Barbados, Janet UK, Lori in CA, Sheila BC for future reference. Thanks so much for your thoughtful posts.

    As several others mentioned....just what I needed today!

    Much love to all. (=

  95. A wave of gratitude came over me yesterday for the solid foundation and place of the King James Bible has in supporting our church and each of us individually. This feeling came as both readers in our church stood for the closing readings. (In our church the Second Reader reads the citation from I John 3:1-3), and the First Reader read a Benediction from the Bible, both readers standing with a Bible in their hands.
    Now this morning this familiar citation from the Bible, expressed in the Daily Lift opening up new views of its meaning, strengthening us and being shared with the world, stilling storms. Thanks to Elise and the photographer, and all those supporting this idea.

  96. Wow, I love that insight. I had not read it that way, but oh boy, is it ever a precious truth that stillness comes with awareness of being with God and God being with us. Thanks for a new and beautiful view of that verse.

  97. My sweat-shirt says, "Keep Calm and Grab Mane." [You can hold a horse's mane without hurting him.] But Mrs. Eddy, in the section of "Retrospection and Introspection" called "The Great Revelation" says, "Christian Science saith to the wave and storm, 'Be still,' and there is a great calm. Material sense asks, in its ignorance of Science, 'When will the the raging of the material elements cease?' Science saith to all manner of disease, 'Know that God is all-power and all-presence, and there is nothing beside Him;' and the sick are healed." The video is splendid, too. I remember taking the Canadian Pacific Railroad across Canada to visit my grandparents when I was small, and it is a three day trip, from Montreal to Vancouver, B.C. I remember going to sleep and waking up while the train was en route through the Canadian Rockies.
    Thank you for the comforting Psalm. And thanks for the video and music, too.

  98. Great,
    Thank you

  99. Thank you.How beautifully your video carries the message of stillness.What a wonderful new meaning you have given to this passage.It has helped me to a better understanding.Thank you,also to all responders.

  100. What beautiful thoughts and pictures, Elise. Thank you!

  101. Arn ~ Middlewich ~ I love to watch the silvery stars and moon over the Cheshire Plain and feel the
    majesty of His/Her Greatness.... the sheer size and beauty of the night scene....what a hint at the
    other facets of Divine Mind's intent and purpose for us... each of us shining with full purpose and
    the glory of GOD.. in full quietness I see The Creator's care and protection of us all........ Truly
    Inspiring and Wondrous......doubts and cares evaporate, will and stubborness gone.....loveliness
    every place and time!

  102. Thanks Elise, I am grateful for this line in Psalms, and for the expanded sense of meaning opened up to me.

    Thanks DL Community!

  103. Never thought of that verse in that way - thanks for the lift!

  104. I feel blessed by your insights! Thank you so much.

  105. This is inspiring! Looking carefully at the meaning of the word "still" is very enlightening.Thank you Elise.

  106. Thanks Elise! Like other lifters Hymn 317 is one of my favourites, and that fits so well with your Lift and the images you show. How reassuring is the last line of the first verse of that hymn - the dawning of "the sweet consciousness, I am with Thee". This hymn is just the perfect trans-Atlantic combination of Harriet Beecher Stowe's words and John Dykes music with its beautiful harmonies, just one of 184 hymns composed by him.

  107. This hightlights the magic of media in bringing words from the mouth to be felt in the heart.

  108. Thank you for this gentle message and reminder... I am going to read this psalm with a new view of what it means to be 'still'....

  109. Beautiful! You can see in the video that, as Anne #6 pointed out, the slightest lack of stillness, whether breeze or water current, mars the reflection, even if only slightly - but perfect stillness shows the perfect reflection. There's a lesson for me to hang onto! I think David must have experienced that stillness with God when he was in the den of lions.

    In addition to the beautiful words and musical setting of Hymn 317 (which our church organist, bless his heart, never fails to play with a tender, peaceful quietness), another hymn occurred to me: Hymn 85, with the words (by Edith Gaddis Brewer) "Wnere the floods of trouble flow, Find Thy perfect, calm reflection." And of course the beloved Psalm 23: "He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul."

    Coming to this Lift a day later, but well worth the wait. Thank you Elise, for the beautiful message; Zina, for the perfectly complementary video; Nate and BoL, for all the Daily Lift podcasts.

    Strong's definition of "grace" says, "The divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life." This Daily Lift has been a moment of grace in my heart - time now to go out and reflect it in my life!

  110. Obrigada Elise.

  111. Belated but, thank you.

  112. Wow, what a great way to expand our thinking and focus our thought in a new light. Elise, I love this message! Although I am hearing this lift on the 28th, I still want to say thank you. Also, I enjoyed your lecture in Lodi, CA earlier this month and was glad to meet you. (My son was the one who introduced you to the congregation.) I look forward to more of your daily lifts. Thank you for explaining things so clearly.

  113. EXCELLENT!!!

  114. In Retrospection and Introspection Mrs. Eddy wrote about "eternal stillness and immovable Love". This is what I always felt when I visited my C.S. teacher. Thank you for this reminder. So helpful today.

  115. You continue to inspire me, Elise, thank you.

  116. Inspiring :)

  117. WOW! To listen AGAIN to this almost a year later -- it's a keeper, a reminder, a fresh take on a loved verse.