Monday, September 10, 2012

Did I really hear You right?

Have you ever asked God to give you a sign?
~Show me what to do?
~Open this door if you want me to walk through.
~Shut this door if it is not your will.

 I know I have and have even been known to ask God to confirm the sign He showed me. I guess I am not alone ~ there was a man in the Bible who did the same thing~ Gideon. In my opinion he really pushed it asking for 3 signs! He had fear in his heart. He wanted to trust God. I was surprised by God's patience and love toward Gideon. He knew Gideon's heart and knew he wanted to serve Him and obey. Gideon lacked confidence. Stepping out in faith against fear of man and the unknown, takes knowing who you put your trust in. I want to put my trust in the Creator of the universe.

I did not ask for another sign~ in regards to the completion of In That Secret Place ~ An Abortion Survivor's Story. My last blog I shared how God made it very clear to me with the roar of thunder and electricity shutting off as the last page of the book printed and came to rest on the computer desk..."It is Finished".  I knew who created that thunder and I knew the timing was specific and I knew the message was for ME! There has not been a doubt, except for a small section in the book ~ 2 paragraphs to be exact. I was considering changing or removing. I felt exposed . . . too vulnerable. . . I wanted to protect myself. I was struggling and questioning, slightly compromising, possibly? It didn't seem that big a deal or was it? I was not sure.

As we sat in church this past Sunday and listened to the Pastor preach on the topic of "Going" where the Lord has called you and being obedient no matter what. . . my husband noticed a teeny tiny piece of paper on the floor with the number 29 on it. He wondered if it was a message of some sort. He turned to Psalms chapter 29 and it read:

                                The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
            the God of glory thunders, the Lord thunders over the might waters.
            The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is majestic.
                               The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars; .... 
vs 7-9
                     The voice of the Lord strikes with flashes of lightning.
                             The voice of the Lord shakes the desert;. . .
             The voice of the Lord twists the oaks and strips the forests bare.
                               And in his temple all cry, "Glory!"
     The Lord gives strength to his people the Lord blesses his people with peace.

Ok the two paragraphs are staying in the book and I will trust in the God of glory! He wants my obedience and trust. He has shown me His power and made it known He will give me strength. Who will I fear man or the Lord? May I be faithful in the message you have given me.
Remember always look for the Lord and you will find Him. He will make your path straight when you trust in Him with all your heart. There is nothing to be feared for the Lord is our strength!

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