Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Whispers And Shouts

Sometimes God whispers to us, and sometimes He shouts.  Today is one of those shouting days...I .guess I really needed to hear the message.

During my morning time with God as I visualized sitting at His feet, I asked God what I needed to do concerning a certain situation.  I just did not know what to do anymore.... What came to my mind were these words ~ "But you do know what to do."   I sat with that awhile trying to figure it out....."I really don't, God" was my response.....BUT After spending more time visualizing and meditating on these words, "Forgive" came into my mind.  One word.  Forgive.

A short time later Joel and I had our morning devotions together.  We read from 3 different daily devotional books and spend time reading Max Lucado's book, "Outlive Your Life".  As we began each devotion today, either the scripture or the devotions itself were ALL about forgiveness.  When we opened to the 3rd chapter in Lucado's book the verse was about forgiveness of sins.  Could it be any clearer???

Forgiveness.  I need to forgive others and I need to forgive myself.  This will bring healing and change into my life and it seems I better start working on it right now.  I got the message God. 

Sometimes God whispers, but when necessary He shouts~ loudly!  Over and over! 

Thank you Lord for Your patience, Your love, and Your forgiveness.  As I bring others and myself before you and openly and willingly repent and forgive, heal me in the deep places of my soul.  In Jesus name, Amen.


Lisa Buffaloe said...

I love you received your answer and confirmation. What an amazing God we serve who will speak to His children gently leading us down His pathways!

Blessings and hugs to you, sweet lady!

Patti Hanan said...

Yes, sometimes God whispers to us and sometimes he shouts. How wonderful that he loves us and wants to communicate with us.

Anonymous said...

So very happy you received a clear answer Renee. Wishing you both a restful night.

Elaine said...

Oh Renee,
I love it when we get a direct answer to prayer. I know He always answers, but sometimes its years down the road before we hear it.

Forgiveness is a big one. I do ok with the forgiveness part, its the forgetting part I struggle with.... working on that too.

God Bless and keep you always,


Jan Lyn said...

Isn't it so very encouraging when we get a word from our Lord. Some times I find forgiveness hard as it's a battle of forgiving and pulling it back time and time again without really knowing it. Other times, I feel it may be hardest to forgive myself and that's so important.

So glad you shared. This is good for me to think on some more.