I am listening to her talking about faith and obedience which starts with setting your table for God. Re-read that please, set your table for God. Just how would you set your table for Him? Forget the China or the every-day dishes just set it... put out your plate, ready to be filled with nourishment for your body and soul; your fork and knife prepared to take it in, a glass to drink Him in. I try to escape to that place now.
Listening to her talking about cutting away part of you, of whatever it is that God wants you to walk away from, for me... I've been all over the map, I do think I figured it out, after much prayer... Much conversation... Ready?! Set?! Go!!!! I am going...
Pray it anyway she said... Even if it's crazy, even if it will cause you pain- pray it anyway. Then, when you receive your answer Go! go there anyway.. Even if you don't understand, even when that way looks impossible... Pray it anyway and go there anyway.
I pray to the All Mighty and he listens! He collects my tears, he answers my prayers and he's waiting on me to praise him with thanksgiving. I can stand watching and waiting for his direction an he guides. He guides in the form of others... In nature, with words spoken softly to you. He comes as a mighty wind... He comes in the form of a garden flower.
Then it got me... I need to unwrap what it is I think He wants for me. I need to be listening to Him in our quiet moments; in prayer, in the word, when the wind blows and you see a trace of the path you're supposed to take.
The STRONGHOLD of my faith, what I am doing now might not be what he wants me to be doing. Thus, closed doors... the quietness of his voice calling me away.
Not just me, but my husband as well. When the Spirit unites this husband and wife to the same calling, the same conclusion... you pray it anyway and you go there anyway.
As I said in a previous post, I am waiting on God. My feet will not take another step unless he is walking me across the path...
If you've been following this blog you've read the guest bloggers I had the honor of sharing with you. I've been just blessed with behind the scenes conversations, I have been in awe of the way God spoke to each of them, leading them to obedience, calling them to listen, asking them to change topics sometimes even after the topic was already chosen and written. Each of these has taught me personal lessons, some have helped teach me to be obedient and listen as well.
I was also made fully aware that this too, was part of God's plan as I remember my first note over two weeks ago... the words I wrote down for each of them.
Heather - Soulfully Searching and she was... Is. To heal that little girl who endured much more than is humanly imaginable. To search for a time and place to share with her children the past that is buried too deep and yet bubbles close to the surface. Searching to find a way to help her child when no help and hope can be found... She still hopes... She still searches!
Michelle- Joyful... Reducing fear to it's proper size, giving it no authority in her life, drawing strength from Peter's denial and weakness. For herself and asking all of us to be open to God and his promptings for us, acknowledging God and His plan for our lives, acknowledging when he leads, to have courage and proclaim His great works, His plan...
Tashie - Faithfully taking our Father's hand when He asks her not to run in the street. Don't get ahead of me, I see the car that is about to back out. Please hold my hand and look to me instead, I will help you find a safe place to plant your feet.
Naomi - Inspire... Inspiring to say enough is enough with all the social. Be brave, step out of the box. Put down your feeds and look up, look around you. I am here and everywhere... Look for me.
Katy - Love! Perfect love... the prefect love of Christ who knows our flaws and loves us anyway. Who said I made you and I love you. Put away your own imagined idea of love and perfection and see what I see when I look at you.
I hope you enjoyed these and somehow have been blessed by their words, their own personal struggles... As Women and Sisters in faith we need to extend a grace to each other, to lend an uplifting word, to smile, to love each other and ourselves and remind each other that we are not alone in our
season(s)... There is always someone praying for you, waiting to speak with you, waiting to come along side and help out.
Let's work to be better Sisters rooted in Faith.