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HERE I AM LORD

Okay folks, this old lady is going to attempt something new today. I was sent a video that was so good you just have to see it. I have lived the majority of my life believing “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me” so here goes. Please click on the link below and I hope you are blessed as much as I was.

Here I Am Lord

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How many times have you asked God for help and then when something happens, the first thing you say or think is: Is it you God? Not knowing if it’s God or not can cause us great turmoil. Recently I was asked, how do I know if it’s God’s voice I’m hearing?

My answer: God’s voice will never have you do something He Himself would not do. God’s discipline is done lovingly and swiftly. He doesn’t spread it out over weeks, months, or years. It is done to keep you in relationship with Him not cause a chasm to develop between the two of you. He doesn’t degrade you or cause you great fear and trepidation. For us to recognize God’s voice, we must first know who God is. He is love. He is patient, kind, He does not boast, He is not envious, proud, rude, self-seeking, and is not easily angered; He keeps no record of wrongs, He does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth, He always protects, always trust, always hopes, and always perseveres. He never fails. Yes, all one has to do is read I Corinthians 13:4-8.

Many times I have heard people say, “God never talks to me.” Personally, I feel He talks to each one of us but, unfortunately, we don’t recognize His voice or we’re not listening. God is not going to lead us astray. He tells us in Isaiah, “….God instructs him and teaches him the right way….Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you saying, ‘This is the way, walk in it.”

When you first heard your mother’s voice as a baby, it was a strange sound. You had to listen to it for awhile and let it become familar before you could recognize it in a roomful of people. It is the same with God’s voice. The more you listen to it, the quicker you recognize it.

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Surprise! I’m back!! It’s a new year and I’m doing things a little differently for now. I won’t necessarily have a picture with my post.

Have you ever asked God for sign so you know you are doing what He wants you to do? I know I have several times in my walk with Him. Many times I’ve said if this, this, and this happens then I’ll know it is Your will and I’ll go ahead and proceed with the task You asked of me. He then does this, this, and this and what do you do? You question!! Okay, is it really You Lord? I can just see Him up there shaking His head, saying You asked Me to do this, this and this so you would know and now you question if it’s Me??!?

Well, one of my goals this year is to read The Message from Genesis to Revelations. It was so comforting the other night as I was reading about  Abraham asking his faithful servant to go to his homeland and choose a wife for Isaac from his father’s family. When the servant arrived in his master’s homeland, he prayed to his master’s God, please do this, this and this and then I’ll know this is the bride for Isaac. So, God did just as the faithful servant asked and what did the servant do? The NIV says, “Without saying a word, the man watched her closely to learn whether or not the Lord had made his journey successful.” However, I love how The Message says it, “The man watched, silent. Was this God’s answer? Had God made His trip a success or not?”

What a comfort it is to know as early as Genesis there was someone pondering the same question: Was that you Lord? It’s important for us to realize though, soon after the servant questioned he realized it was God and proceeded with the assignment he was given by Abraham. When God answers and events unfold in the manner in which we requested then we must be reassured and fulfill the assignment He has requested of us.

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