Monday, May 01, 2006

I don't believe in coincidences

Do you? God is God, God is sovereign...He is in total control, nothing happens by accident and when He wants to get your attention He knows just how to go about it. One of His favorites is repetition...He says things several ways, several times, from the mouth of 2 or 3 witnesses, right? If you remember my post of 4/26 and 4/28 you would most certainly note that I am feeling a desperation for Him...a need of His voice, His presence, His Life.....this morning I made the rounds of my favorite blogs and low and behold...I heard His voice....He is calling...."come closer, sit at My feet, gaze upon My face"....not to me only.... but to many believers whom I fellowship with in blogosphere....to you...
Check out these sites to see what He has been up to this past few days....
HeavenlyHeartburn
Godwardthoughts
JobsTale
GraceReign

These all give voice to His call to turn to Him, look at Him, BE with Him.....
I think I'm listening now...:) I haven't forgotten Him, I'm just easily distracted, are you? Its OK, He doesn't hold it against us...He is still there inside...waiting......

So many times we hear these sermons, exhortations to meet with God...but rarely accompanied with any practical means of doing so...reading your Bible?...yeah, that goes in one ear and out the other...praying?... yeah, my prayers sometimes feel as if they go about 3 feet and fall to the ground, then I get distracted and forget what I'm praying for...is there anything that WORKS? any way to just BE with Him? How many times have I heard this from dear hearted believers? Even felt this way myself....

Yes, there is,...there are a million simple ways to remember Him and I intend to start remembering Him again, turning to him again, right now - this very day. Who will join me?

I will do it this way....each time this week, that I flip on/off a light switch, I am going to remember Him. I am going to turn my heart to Him, think of His Light, His power, His illumination, whatever He impresses upon me.....
Perhaps only for a brief instant...perhaps longer.....but I will turn to Him, smile at Him, call His name...
He is there...waiting....
Are you In?

12 comments:

Bar Bar A said...

Count me in!!! Thanks for an excellent reminder to start the day/week/month!

Doug E. said...

That is amazing how Christ turned all of our hearts to that same truth/desire. I had been thinking about being with Jesus since I posted the one at my blog. In fact I even ended up teaching our youth about it.

God is Great! We can drawn near and He draws near to us.

God Bless,

Doug

Radical One said...

hey girl! thanks for asking about my "de-stressing". honestly, i don't think i've even thought about it... not good, eh? well, at least now that you've brought it to my attn i'll have to do something.

my mom has been staying with us since losing her husband and mom, so i guess i've just been in the "take care" mode of her, david and my three girls. but things are starting to settle a little so....

and i haven't been physically able to go to karate, due to um....peri-menapause junk. so yea, thanks again for asking and making me think about it.

and thanks for the great post, i will remember the light switch. great thoughts!

blessings!
lisa

bjk said...

Oh.....yes....count me in....

bjk said...

Oh.....yes....count me in....

Tammy said...

This is so beautiful...I'm in....sounds like I'm not the only one who's been desiring to be more of a Mary than a Martha lately...thanks for sharing this.

Gordon Cloud said...

Great post. It is truly amazing how God speaks to us through others. May He bless you as you seek Him.

Scott said...

I think there is such a thing as coincidence, but I do feel sometimes that I'm part of something larger, that some things happened for a reason. I don't often admit to it, but it gives me comfort to believe it.

Kimber said...

Great idea :) Count me in...I really have been desiring more of Him and less of me and to be able to have more time just to sit at His feet and soak in His presence.

Procyon said...

This post reminds me of the time when I poured out my heart in my livejournal blog. The need to keep in real touch with God. Hearing His voice, feeling His presence, experiencing His loving and living touch! He is there! Always!

Im a Christian from a far-off country. Check out my blogspot blog or the simpler deeper blog at http://borax.wordpress.com
You will be surprised/delighted!

Regards
Procyon

Angela said...

I'm in too....what a beautiful reminder. And thanks for the link...so encouraging!!!

Gina said...

I'm in. I'm getting lessons about walking by faith in the Spirit every where I turn.

Dear Father, thank you for Cheryl and her encouragement and for her surrender to You and for using her as your instrument.