I love God! He has a sense of humor too! The closer I become to him, the more I understand this speaking thing. Sometimes, when it happens, it's so strange!! I have learned that God doesn't always use an inner voice.........Sometimes he uses others.
Did I mention I love God LOL!! I have been VERY impatient as of late. Not angry and not moody, just impatient. I know he is trying to teach me patience and some of things that are popping my way....Well, they make me smile! =D
You know I can be having a dark weepy moment and go back to read my bible or my book that's called Hearing From God Each Morning and just turn to a random page and it is filled with stuff I'm dealing with at that moment.
Last night I was saying my prayers and I was a bit miffed about how some people even though (from my perspective)don't seem nice....They have done bad things or do bad things...... but seemingly everything just works out for them. I have a hard time dealing with this most. It's hard when I know what's in my heart. I have done and said some bad things in the past.... I'm not proud of those things. I think that's where God is trying to place patience the most. When I'm hurt, defense mechanism kicks in to try to hurt them back. I have to stop that. Inside my heart though, I know what's there. It's full of love and I have had enough heartbreak in it to keep Shakespeare busy for his eternity........ Through all the pain and bad I still have so much love......So, I was asking God to please help me understand. I asked him to "Please help me understand" He showed me two things and I just sit here smiling at the way all this works. How could people not believe there is a God? Why didn't I seek him so long ago? He is amazing!!
Anywhoo.......I'm going to share my response from God =D
I asked God to make me understand....Here is the page I turned to!
God Cares About Every Detail
Are not two little sparrow sold for a penny? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father's leave (consent) and notice. But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, you are more value than many sparrows. (MATTHEW 10:29-31)
Through the power of the Holy Spirit, God wants to speak to you every day. He wants to lead you step-by-step away from trouble and into the good things He has in store for you. He cares about the tiniest details of your life. According to the verses for today, He even keeps track of how many hairs you have on your head. He cares about the desires of your heart, and He wants to reveal to you truth that will set you free from worry and fear.
God's plan to share an intimate relationship with you existed before you were even born, as you can read in Psalm, 139:16: "Your eyes saw my unformed substance, and in Your book all the days(of my life) were written before ever they took shape, when as yet there was none of them" God knows all of our days and has a plan for each one. If we will ask Him what we are to do each day and believe that He is guiding us, we will find ourselves fulfilling His plan for our lives.
It seems incomprehensible that God could have a plan for every person on Earth, but also brings great peace to know He can take chaos and turn it into something meaningful and worthwhile. Spend time getting to know God because His plan is unveiled through intimate relationships with Him.
Remember that God even keeps track of the sparrows---He is surely in control of whatever life brings you today.
So...... that is number one and the second thing.....
LOL, I sat at my computer and saw I had a mail from Joel Olsteen Ministry. I said before I opened, it...."Okay, God what are you going to tell me this morning" I KNEW it was a message for me LOL!! So....... this is what it said.
"…I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances"
(Philippians 4:11, NIV))
TODAY'S WORD from Joel and Victoria
It's easy in life to get so focused on our dreams, goals, and what we want that it consumes us. We can get to the point where we're not going to be happy until it happens. But I've found that if we have to have something in order to be happy, our lives are out of balance. When our goals and dreams start to frustrate us, when we lose our peace, and we're not enjoying life; that's a sure sign that we're holding on too tightly. What's the solution? You've got to release it. Freedom comes when you say, "God, I'm turning it all over to You. You know my desires, and You know what's best for me. I'm choosing to trust You and trust Your timing."
When we learn to be content whatever the circumstances, it takes away the power of the enemy. It takes away his ability to frustrate us. Not only that, but by our actions we are showing our faith in God. When you choose to trust in His timing, you can live in peace, you can live in joy, and you can rest in Him knowing that He has good things in store for your future.
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Heavenly Father, today I choose to trust in You. I release frustration over the dreams and desires in my heart, knowing that You know what's best for me. I choose to trust in Your timing because You are faithful, and I will bless You in all things. In Jesus' Name, Amen.
=D Isn't He AWESOME!!!! He defintely turns my mourning into dancing!! My sadness into laughter! My sorrow into Joy =)
All this happening in my life is so cool!! I have changed so much and people notice it. I see now, what people mean by changing. I look at myself sometimes like it's not even me. Who I was 3 months ago wasn't me..... It wasn't the real me. Who I am becoming is me. I was so lost. Lost beyond words. I would take all the heartache 20 times over again, if I was guaranteed, how I feel now, would be how it ends. Well, begins =)
Anyways, I had to share because I got up at 5 to use the rest room and saw that in my box and it just made me smile.
He speaks, you just have to listen =D
And me, myself and I need to worry about me and stop worrying about everyone else =)
I love Him!!! There isn't even a word to describe it!!
Have a wonderful Monday.