Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Listening?!?



Has anyone wondered if the some of the urgings that they are feeling are from God or from their own imaginations and thoughts? I have been struggling the last few weeks with hearing God, and finding His voice to guide my life.

I have an amazing friend who shared with me several months ago, that she felt like God was preparing her for something big;. Long story short, she and her husband have three little girls and were not planning on having anymore. My dear friend ached for another baby, but honored her husband and their decision not to have any more biological children.


They had been praying and thinking about adoption for the last several months. Last week this little miracle was literally dropped into their lives. They are now planning on adopting a little boy. I am not at liberty to go into details, short of saying that this story has God written all over it!!
Because she stopped and listened, God spoke to her and was preparing her and her family for their new addition long before they had any idea what was going to happen.

This made me realize...a little quiet time with the Lord and some time spent in His word will go a long way towards "hearing" Him. Isn't it truly amazing that we have a God that knows what is in our hearts and that He has given us this amazing manual to find the answers and truths to better hear Him!!

Deuteronomy 30:20

..."that you may love the Lord your God, listen to His voice, and hold fast to Him...

I hope we can all take time out of our busy lives to stop and listen to the plans our Lord has for us!!

3 comments:

MLH said...

Great thoughts, Ang. And I love the verse! We were just discussing this in our prayer night tonight @ small group... Thanks for the reminder :). Love ~ MLH

Ariel said...

I often wonder the same thing myself. Great thought for the day. I do believe that we hear GOD more when we are quiet more often. That's something I need more of in my life...to zip it and listen :)

Brett and Sara Musick said...

Hah! Nice way to but it, Ariel. Sometimes we all just need to zip it and listen. Sometimes we also need to just slow down in order to listen. Hope everybody has a chance to slow down every day!