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Nice & Wavy
10-26-2007, 10:16 AM
"Somehow, though he moves right in front of me, I don't see him; quietly but surely he's active, and I miss it."Job 9:11 (MSG)

Devotion:

For a long time, I lived life unaware of God's activity around me. I wrote things off as "coincidence" or "random"--never realizing that the God of the Universe is a living and active part of my life. I lived a crazy, chaotic existence, too busy and distracted to focus on God's presence. Instead I rushed from one urgency to the next--not relying on God to get me through, depending foolishly on my own strength. It never dawned on me to slow down, to tune my ear to God's voice, to learn to listen and look for Him. I simply didn't know how gratifying life could be if I did.

Then a friend of mine began to share with me how God would often speak to her, urging her to do things that didn't always make sense to her, but always produced miraculous results. My friend was on a daily adventure with God. Her day began with a prayer to help her see Him at work, and her life became one big "yes" to Him. She experienced a level of faith that I knew I hadn't come close to, and it excited me to hear what God was going to do next. I realized that I was missing out by living life unaware.

I think that living life aware of God's presence--of His activity all around us--is the life Jesus described when He spoke of living life "to the full." (John 10:10) He didn't mean a life of material abundance, but of spiritual abundance. He wanted all of us to feel the joy and abandon of participating in miracles with Him. He wanted us to lose sight of the world's opinion as we turned our eyes to Him and allowed our purpose to line up with His. He knew that this is a life that is truly life (I Timothy 6:19).

He also knows that we face an enemy who would like nothing more than to snatch that abundance away from us. He knows that too many of us never even come close to this life. We live life ignorant of His activity, and ignorant of the possibilities for blessing and true joy that exist just beyond our comfort zone, just a step outside our busy lives. The trick is to start looking for those "yes" moments.

Yes God, I will give that money away--not because it makes sense or because I know exactly how You will provide, but because I trust You to do so.

Yes God, I will let that person know I am praying for her--even though she isn't a Christian and might laugh at me.

Yes God, I will reach out to that person I don't know--even though I might look crazy. I care more about what You think than what others think.

Yes God, I will ... (you fill in the blanks)

Do you need to live life aware instead of unaware? Are you ready to start saying "yes" to God? Is God prompting you to do something crazy, but are too afraid to step out in obedience? Living life aware is a great way to live. It is a life of abundance that is unmatched by anything the world can offer.

Dear Lord, I want to live life aware of Your promptings. I want to say "yes" to You without counting the cost. I want to learn to listen for your voice. Please help me to do so today. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

klb120475
10-26-2007, 10:25 AM
Awesome! Thanks for sharing!:grin:

Nice & Wavy
10-26-2007, 11:07 AM
Awesome! Thanks for sharing!:grin:

You are welcome, sis. Thanks for coming in and posting!

shalom
10-29-2007, 08:36 AM
YES LORD, YES. Thanks NW.

Nice & Wavy
10-29-2007, 09:12 AM
YES LORD, YES. Thanks NW.

You are welcome, shalom.

Meli
10-29-2007, 09:34 AM
This was a great and inspiring post. See I hear God and talk to Him. But when he wants me to do the "crazy" things, I don't trust Him. I am like maybe it's not Him...I have all sorts of doubt and care how I will be viewed. But I will change this cause your post re-affirmed what I should have been doing all along. I am not getting anywhere in this material life, just disappointments. I want to follow God and expereince true joy and happiness in having an abundant relationship with God and experiencing a beautiful spirtiual life.

springbreeze
10-29-2007, 12:25 PM
Dear Lord, I want to live life aware of Your promptings. I want to say "yes" to You without counting the cost. I want to learn to listen for your voice. Please help me to do so today. In Jesus' Name, Amen


Amen!
thanks Nice & Wavy

i definitely want to here his voice, but sometimes when i do
such as after prayer i hear "well done daughter", then i sometimes
i wonder if it's just me.
i want hear and follow his every prompt.
i just wonder how many times i missed it, when he did tell me to do
the "crazy thing":ohwell:......i hope i get another chance, and to trust him fully:yep:

Nice & Wavy
10-29-2007, 12:34 PM
This was a great and inspiring post. See I hear God and talk to Him. But when he wants me to do the "crazy" things, I don't trust Him. I am like maybe it's not Him...I have all sorts of doubt and care how I will be viewed. But I will change this cause your post re-affirmed what I should have been doing all along. I am not getting anywhere in this material life, just disappointments. I want to follow God and expereince true joy and happiness in having an abundant relationship with God and experiencing a beautiful spirtiual life.

Oh, to know Him is the greatest gift a girl can have!

I'm so glad that this post re-affirmed this in you. The Holy Spirit speaks to us and when we listen, everything changes for the better.

Ask and it shall be given to you....seek and you shall find....knock and the doors will be open to you.

What wondeful words to read and grab ahold of, and what an awesome testimony you have given.

If I can help you in some small way, please let me know.

Country gal
10-29-2007, 12:43 PM
Nice. Thanks for sharing.

Nice & Wavy
10-29-2007, 12:50 PM
Amen!
thanks Nice & Wavy

i definitely want to here his voice, but sometimes when i do
such as after prayer i hear "well done daughter", then i sometimes
i wonder if it's just me.
i want hear and follow his every prompt.
i just wonder how many times i missed it, when he did tell me to do
the "crazy thing":ohwell:......i hope i get another chance, and to trust him fully:yep:


Do you know how blessed you are to hear the Father's voice?

There are so many people that ask, "How do I know that the Father talks to me?"

He talks to us everyday, about our home, about our family, about our love, about our jobs and even about your thoughts. The bible says "and He holds the world, by the power of His mouth." (Revelation 19:15a) He said "Let there be, and there is was" oh, yes...He's a talking God...you just have to make yourself available to Him.

God is the God of second, third, fourth, etc. chances. I have missed Him on various occassions, and yet and still...He still speaks. Jesus said "My sheep knows my voice, and the voice of a stranger they will not follow. (John 10:27)

In the Song of Solomon (5:2), the bride knows the voice of her beloved. As soon as he speaks she cries, 'It is the voice of my beloved!' She knew his voice and was so accustomed to communion with him that she instantly recognzied him. So will you know the voice of Christ. If you exercise yourselves to know and have fellowship with Him, you will easily discern between His voice and the voice of a stranger.

Note this: When he speaks, he speaks as no man has ever spoken. He speaks with power. He will in one way or another make your heart burn within you (Luke 24). When He puts his hand to the latch (Song of Sol. 5:4), His Spirit will seize your heart!

Nice & Wavy
10-29-2007, 12:50 PM
Nice. Thanks for sharing.

You are so welcome!

MsSharee06
10-29-2007, 10:21 PM
Thanks for sharing, this is an excellent post.:yep:

Nice & Wavy
10-30-2007, 10:36 AM
Thanks for sharing, this is an excellent post.:yep:

You are welcome, truleblesed!!!

Britt
10-31-2007, 12:28 PM
Thanks Nice and Wavy !

Nice & Wavy
10-31-2007, 08:17 PM
Thanks Nice and Wavy !

You are welcome, Britt!