Saturday, March 07, 2009

Listening to God

I guess because I have had a slow day of just being home and doing various chores, God was able to speak to me. Well, in reality He is always speaking to me but some days I hear Him better.

Today was such a day. I heard from my Father. Joy. I began to truly sense His abiding presence with me today and it has been a blessed gift. While I know that He is always with me, there most assuredly are times when I feel His Being in a more complete way. I am usually doing the mundane or ordinary like washing the dishes, brushing my teeth, or ironing. Often while doing those mindless tasks, my own thoughts take a hike off to “never, never land” and then ever so quietly, God enters the room and I begin to hear from my amazing Father.

God has never spoken to my spirit in a whirlwind or thunder storm. He speaks to me in the stillness. He comforts me with His peace. He carries me in His arms that are tender yet strong. How good He is to his frightened, worried daughter. He knows all my thoughts, all my hopes, all my fears. He knows me and He is able to draw me to Him and guide me through this season of my life

He spoke to my spirit. He began a conversation. And, I was astounded and amazed that He stopped and came to me today. I am about to begin an amazing journey in ministry. Mark’s calling will be made manifest along with mine.

God gave us a heart for a certain area of ministry 16 years ago and I believe that God is getting ready to open some doors and allow that desire to be fulfilled. Mark asked me if God had given me any directions and I told him that I thought that He wanted us to spend some time writing but honestly, I think God told me to stand back and be amazed which is an extremely hard thing for me to do.

I am used to rolling up my sleeves and working. I am not used to watching. But, I believe that God is going to amaze us.


Briony C said...

Dear Debbie,

I knew the Almighty would show you what His calling was for when the time was right. I can't wait to read what you say about the doors that open up for you and where they lead to!

It's only March and already 2009 has been a year for you to remember; I am awed at the thought of what 2009 will bring you by the time December arrives!

Graham said...

WOW! Love you and thanks!DD

Anonymous said...

My prayers are out to you and your family. I hope that one day Christy and Bobby will come to relize that you and your husband has neverstopped loving them. Take care, April from Cali

Lynda said...

I have followed your invitation to see your blog. Now I have an account with one more password to remember!!!:):):)

I love what you have written. An author said to me one time........just start writing what ever may come to your mind and is impressed on your heart.

This week has been busy with revival and all.

The pollen caught up with me last night. It has been bad for me the entire week. I went out to water some plants and hose down the porch......which is yellow....and could hardly breathe last night. Today has been awful. I have everything to take, but am not feeling good. Had made plans to go to BRunswick for the weekend, but had to cancel that.

Do hope that y'all are okay!!
Lots of Love,

deb said...

You are an amazing woman. I wish I had a tiny bit of your strength. Thanks for the blog invite. love ya, debby