Friday, June 27, 2014

Hearing God

"The goal of my spiritual life is such close identification with Jesus Christ that I will always hear God and know that God always hears me (see John 11:41).  If I am united with Jesus Christ,  I hear God all the time through the devotion of hearing.  A Flower, a tree, or a servant of God may convey God's message to me.  What hinders me from hearing is my attention to other things.  It is not that I don't want to hear God, but I am not devoted in the right areas of my life.  I am devoted to things and even to service and my own convictions.  God may say whatever He wants, but I just don't hear Him.  The attitude of a child of God should always be, "Speak, for Your servant hears."  If I have not developed and nurtured this devotion of hearing, I can only hear God's voice at certain times.  At other times I become deaf to Him because my attention is to other things - things which I think I must do.  This is not living the life of a child of God.  Have you heard God's voice today?"

My Utmost for His Highest - Oswald Chambers

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

His Presence


These pictures are from all far as Turkey!! Yes, I stepped out of my comfort zone to see another part of the world and spend time with one of my awesome daughters.  As you can see from these pictures God is present everywhere...not just up here in "God's country"! ;)

Recently a wonderful high school friend lost her battle to cancer, and many other people I know are struggling with illness and loss.  I am so thankful God is still here and we can find hope and joy in Him!

Psalm 16:7 - 11  I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.  I have set the LORD always before me.  Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.  Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure, because you will not abandon me to the grave, nor will you let your Holy One see decay.  You have made known to me the path of life; You will fill me with fullness of joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

Thank you for Your Presence Lord!!