Am I Seeking God Only for Answers or for Who He Is?

 

I often wonder…. what if my desire to listen to God equaled His longing to speak personally with me? Listening prayer for me is simply being still in God’s presence, anticipating His voice, recording His words, impressions, or pictures, and then responding in love, faith and obedience to what He whispers. It’s amazing — I always receive exactly what my heart is longing for — sweet companionship, fresh encouragement, and specific guidance. I’m praying that this excerpt from my “Listening Journal” will encourage you to begin a practice of listening to God. –Debbie

 

I’m away at the Lake, seeking focused prayer time, while a bumble bee circles my head.  I hear God saying – “Bumble bees are like distractions.  I have a Plexiglas fortress around you, that moves as you move.  Fear not the bumblebee’s distractions. They will not harm you – present but not potent.

Stressing out is not what you need to do. It expends energy and increases the intensity of the distraction.

See all distractions for what they are – move forward, don’t stop and pre-occupy yourself with them.

Keep on :

Asking –  What do you need?

Seeking –  What are you looking for?

Knocking –  What’s behind the door?

Don’t stop – or quit

Don’t hesitate – fear, compassion, worry

Don’t give up – persevere

Keep asking, seeking, knocking.  All in the spirit of listening with your ears, eyes, and heart.

Don’t seek answers to your asking. Seek Me — continue to knock and My Word written/whispered will             be opened to you.

Your needs

Your weakness

Your situation, circumstances

Your inadequacies

Your lack

Your heart

Your knowledge of me/truth

Your solid Biblical upbringing

Your heart for my WORD – and desire to teach/reach/speak forth my truths

Your calling from me

Your vision from me

Your cancer

Your children

Your husband

Your family

Your disciples

Your losses

Your schedule

Your energy levels

Your responsibilities

Your struggles

Your sense of wanderings

Your future “unknowns”

Your simplicity

All are constant reminders of your need for the Alpha and Omega – and not just for answers.

I Am all you need for your physical, emotional, etc. needs here on earth.

I am more than enough. (I John 5:14-15)

  •      Ask (your requests from A-Z) — you will receive!
  •      Seek (Alpha and Omega) —you will find!
  •      Knock –(walk into my Presence, Provision, Plan, Promises, Protection – Isaiah 55) it will be              opened unto you!                                                                      (Matthew 7:7-11 and Revelation 3:20)

sickness – wholeness

storms – calm

paralyzed – free movement

blind – see

deaf – hear

demons – gone, vanished

hungry – fed

naked – clothed

thirsty – satisfied

lost – right path, guided

mute – speak

sinner – forgiven

proud – humbled

poor – rich

 

Isaiah 11 – “How much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask Him”

Ephesians 3:20

Now GLORY BE TO GOD!

By His (Holy Spirit) mighty power at work within us.

He (Holy Spirit) is able to accomplish Infinitely more than we would ever dare ASK/HOPE for!

 

 

Founder of NBS2GO, blessed to be married to Mark and the adoptive mother of Melissa and Matt. Debbie is an avid collector of heart rocks and shells, a lover of color, and always looking for a reason to go to the beach.

 

 

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