In follow-up to yesterday’s post, I have something to share with you. I have this daily devotional calendar written by Sarah Young, it was a wedding present from our mentors. This morning, as we were reading today’s message, I realized that God was replying to my post from yesterday. I had to stop and catch my breath..cry a little, and then continue on. I find that God does this often with me; this is how he speaks to me and I must be still and listen or else, it could go unnoticed. Below is the message for July 25th; you read it and tell me it’s not a direct response to yesterday’s post (the last sentence sums it up!):
AS YOU LISTEN to birds calling to one another, hear also My Love-call to you. I speak to you continually: through sights, sounds, thoughts, impressions, Scripture. There is no limit to the variety of ways I can communicate with you. Your part is to be attentive to My messages, in whatever form they come. When you set out to find Me in a day, you discover that the world is vibrantly alive with My Presence. You can find Me not only in beauty and birdcalls, but also in tragedy and faces filled with grief. (I think of my son here, on the street and on drugs, the tragedy and grief he’s filled with) – I can take the deepest sorrow and weave it into a pattern for good.
Search for Me and My messages, as you go through this day. You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with your whole being.
(sigh)…The Lord works in mysterious ways. It’s things like this that remind me that GOD ‘IS’ there and HE ‘IS’ listening. It reinforces that HE responds to our cries for help in HIS TIME & HIS WAY.
This verse is for my son, Nathan: Jeremiah 20:13
Sing to the LORD! Give praise to the LORD! He rescues the life of the needy from the hands of the wicked.