Reflecting back, I have been visited by God's soft whisper--and there was not one doubt in my mind--it WAS HIM! But unfortunately, I am not easily content with the blessings from the past. Instead, I find myself wondering, "Are you not speaking to me today?" It never occurs to me, perhaps the finger should be turned around and pointed right back --squarely in my own face. Perhaps I forget to search for the smoke--and listen for the whisper while frantically complaining about the bush not burning.
We all have heard God speaks to us through His Word--and YES--He certainly does. The Word is filled with truth and God uses it for us-
All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; 2 Timothy 3:16
God used preachers, teachers, and writers to reveal Himself to us. All this is good and well, but is God my personal God. Is God real to me only through second person revelation?
NO--but my short term memory becomes a long term problem when I am wondering WHY? He is not speaking with me--One on One at this moment in time. Where are you, God, when I am crying out?
He reminded me recently, He is right here. I had forgotten all the ways He uses to speak tome---in His, "soft whisper of a voice." And then BAM! He reveals Himself to me once again and I am struck with the wonder of the Greatness of God.
The Story Began
I am wide awake and it is 3:00 AM. The same thoughts which often whirl around in my head are once again waltzing round and round. It is enough to drive the sanest crazy. WHERE is the switch to turn off this reoccurring---unbroken---forever skipping record? I am SO SICK of replaying these thoughts--and yet--the tape keeps rolling around the reel---the player is stuck on repeat---and I CANNOT get this out of my head. I CRY OUT TO GOD---"HELP ME"---asking--no begging Him to take this from me--help me leave the past behind and move forward. Finally exhaustion wins out and I sleep.
Fast Forward it is the next morning---after breakfast--and I am checking my email and messages. I have a message from an old friend--I went to high school with him. I occasionally hear from him--but it has been months since we had any contact. He tells me this:
"Hope this finds you well. You've been on my mind since you took your blog break, but this morning in my quiet time the Spirit really put you to the front for prayer. I know you already know this so, I have no idea why but I am to remind you---The past is in the past. We only have this moment in life. Our past is what makes us who we are today. God knows it all, He allowed us to go through it and stood near us while we did. Start from where you are and go forward. I guess no matter how close we are to Him once in a while we need a reminder. Prayers and prayers my friend and Sister in Christ."
I could leave you with an Amen---but will add this--I cried out in anguish---he used my Godly friend who had NO idea what was going on to answer my prayer and without knowing why-he obeyed---
AND YES THE BUSH IS STILL BURNING!--PRAISE, GOD!