Friday, June 3, 2011

Listen

John 10:27 (NLT)

My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.

Proverbs 1:33 (NKJ)

But whoever listens to me will dwell safely, and will be secure, without fear of evil.” 

At work this morning I was listening to the radio when right in the middle of the song I heard a voice say..."Just Pray...Just pray." Literally, an audible voice on the radio!! Then that voice I know to be Gods..."you could pray now." I thought..."Yes, I could." And I did. I don't know why He wanted me to pray right then. I didn't know for whom or what I should pray. So....I just prayed for everyone I could think of at that moment as their names came into my mind, I just prayed!

Then two different days this week I went to a bookstore and bought a book each time. That in itself isn't out of the ordinary. I buy many books. However, there are some that I know I am supposed to buy! Both of these fit that scenario.

The first one is, One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voscamp. For weeks I have been reading all kinds of good things about it. I have picked it up many times...read parts of it...and struggled to "not" buy it every time. When that happens I know I'm supposed to read it. Monday I finally bought it but never started it until today. The battle inside of me has been great! I have known I'm supposed to read it but I have been listening to the liar...satan. He knew what he was doing. This book is really good! It seems that every page has something on it that speaks to me. Things that I need to hear! Get it...read it. You will be glad you did!

Today I went to the bookstore, picked up Rob Bells book Love Wins, and read some out of four or five different chapters. I don't agree with him but I wanted to read it just to see for myself what he had to say. Immediately I knew it wasn't for me to read. So, I looked at a few books but nothing really said...buy me! Then, I looked up on the last top shelf of the fiction section and there was the book. It was in the wrong section, it is non fiction. Thirsting For God by Gary Thomas. Again it was apparent to me, this was the book to get. Having decided it was time to really start listening...it now sits on my desk! Can't wait to start it...after One Thousand Gifts of course!

God really is amazing and awesome! He has so much patience with us! If I were in charge my fate would have already been sealed...and it wouldn't have been good! This journey of mine has been up and down a lot. But, thank You Jesus...His Love does win!

I am thankful and...A Reformed Rebel Learning To Walk With The Lord!

6 comments:

My daily walk in His grace! said...

Hi Chelle. When this happens to me, doing something I feel the Lord is directing me to do, I can't help but glow inside. it feels soooo good. I have also come to realize, slowly but surely, to expect an attack soon after, someone picking a fight, or a road hog, something to steal my joy. Its listening out for God firstly that I must practice but 2ndly, preparing in Christ for the attempt soon after,to steal my joy and be ready - so I can hang onto that joy from the Lord.
God bless
Hope you are sleeping better
Tracy

Denise said...

Awesome; new book ideas! :) Thanks for another great post Chelle! :)

Reformed rebel said...

Hi Tracy
So true. Most every time when things are good satan jumps in to attack! Calls for more prayer and time in the Word...always!
Sleep...I'm starting to think...Who needs it!!
God bless you
Chelle

Toyin O. said...

Yes, we serve an awesome God; just keep allowing God's voice to reign over the voice of the enemy in your life. No weapon formed against you will prosper. I will keep you in prayer.

Life of us said...

Good blog.

Jesus can guide us in different ways When he wants us to pray he'll tell us in one way or another.

Come and check out my spiritual blog. Hope you like it. thanks

Zia Wolf-Sun said...

Hi Chelle :) Thank you for visiting my blog and I'm so glad you liked "Samu", it's lovely to meet you and I have added myself to your blog :) I've just been looking a some of your posts and I think they're great...especially having been a serial rebel myself! You make some very valuable points and have shed light on a few things thanks :)