Thursday, July 15, 2010

What are you listening for?

Then He said, "Go out, and stand on the mountain before the LORD." And behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice. 1 Kings 19:11-12

I was suppose to be in Romania right now...or so I thought. A few months back I was asked to pray about going to Romania on a missions trip to help with a kids camp. All around me, I felt that God was showing me that I should go. But, I am still here. A couple weeks before I was suppose to go, my husband share the above verse with me. In my stubbornness I responded "how am I suppose to hear a still small voice when I am in a house with five kids all day?"

This week I have felt frustrated because I didn't hear God voice like I thought I did. It has left me questioning all the other times I have thought I heard God voice telling me to do something. Then, it dawned on me. Am I really listening? Am I truly spending enough time with God to hear the still small voice. My answer, unfortunately, is no.

In order to truly know what God has planned for me, I need to be spending time with Him daily. In order for my husband and I to truly know what God has planned for our family, we need to be spending time with him together daily. God desires for us to be close to Him. To spend daily time with Him. To rely on Him completely. I must confess, I fall short in all the areas above. It is my prayer that I spend daily time with Him and give everything to Him. It is my prayer that my children see me spend daily time with Him, give everything to Him and rely completely on Him.

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