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 situation, circumstances
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 energy levels
Your sense of wanderings
Your future “unknowns”
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”
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.