My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.
John 10:27 (NLT)
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 . 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!