OMG…..It Has been over 4 years since I made a post. But I have been given a message that I must share and was at a lost on how to do it……but then I remembered……..I have a blog!
For the past 7 months I have been focused on being able to listen to GOD and to be more sensitive to his leading. I have been going through a listen prayer training class at my church. This class has not only being teaching me how to hear from GOD but how to help others hear from him and heal from their past. It has been a wonderful experience but at times it is also uncomfortable- it pushes me outside my comfort zone.
Today as I was listening and worshiping God, he began to speak to me and I want to share what he said to me with you. Now that many of us are practicing social distancing- which I know is by God’s design- it is a perfect time to strengthen our relationship with him.
Below is what I received today!
This is the year that God is going to open our eyes. To see what we have been neglecting and what we have been putting before him. He is going to get your attention one way or another. Will you listen? Will you follow his leading?
I am going to break this down just a little bit.
We have been saying all year- but do you know what it really means. 20/20 Vision is seeing beyond the natural realm, to the spiritual realm. It is here where God begins to reveal his plans for us and where we pray for his plans to be visible here on earth. God has a plan for your life, for you marriage, for the lives of your children, friends, co-workers etc. God wants to reveal his plans to us, but first we have to stop working on our own plans and seek God’s plan for our lives. (Jeremiah 29:11-13) (Hebrews 11)
What have we been neglecting?
Here it is simple- GOD! You might say- I go to church every Sunday, but that is not enough. He wants more of you. He wants to communicate with you daily. God wants you to invite him into your home-into your jobs, into your circumstances. We neglect spending time with GOD!
On busy days- I try to find 10-15 minutes in his presence- in the shower, in the car while my kids are at baseball practice, while preparing dinner. I invite him into my life and I talk, pray and listen to him in these moments throughout my day. There are days set aside that I spend more time in his presence. We have to make this a part of our everyday lives, just like eating, brushing your teeth etc. Sometimes I often find that I am not that hungry once I have spent time in his presence- because I have been feed on his word ((Matthew 4:4)- So if you don’t want to eat all your corona groceries- get full of Jesus…ha, ha, ha!
What are we putting before GOD
EVERYTHING- If you know me- you know I have two boys and they both play baseball. And for a time we were not going to church on Sunday or Wednesday due to games and practices. I was putting baseball before GOD. (just one example) Finally I told the coaches- “If you practice on Wednesday nights- They will not be there. We will be going to Wednesday night worship services- so if you want them on your team – you will need to be okay with this.” Surprisingly- I didn’t receive one complaint. One coach even made an attempt not to schedule practices or games on Wednesday nights. I made a decision to put GOD first. After all, there is no guarantee that they will be professional baseball players or even get a baseball scholarship to college. But it is a guarantee that if we seek God first- we will have eternal life. He will keep us tucked safely under his wings. There are many thing we put before GOD , but I wanted to keep this post short and sweet. However, I am here to let you know that he is not pleased. (Matthew 6:33)
So my challenge to you in the next few weeks while many of us are at home with our families is to seek GOD. Set some time aside each day to be in his presence- ask him to reveal to you anything he wants you to know, play gospel music while you and your family are cleaning or cooking or just relaxing. Schedule family prayer sessions- just finds ways to invite God into your life and into your home.
He has great plans for you and he is ready to lead you down a path where his plans for your life will be revealed. Will you listen? Will you follow his leading?
If you are interested in learning about listening prayer or just practicing in a small private group setting- just let me know!
I pray that you all remain safe during this time!