Continuing to Share What He Speaks

To my readers, as few as you may be, I want you to know that although it has been a LONG time since I have posted I feel that it is again, God’s will that I share with you some of the conversations He has been having with me. In particular, the one we’ve had today. The next post, following this one, will be this conversation.

I will continue to post, as God leads, other conversations we’ve had. Again, some may be current and some may come from journals that were written years ago. As I type these entries into my computer I am sometimes led to share them with you. I want to encourage you to know that even though He might have spoken them to ME a long time ago, He may be speaking them to YOU today. He is the God who knows all, the God who knows YOU, the God who longs to speak to you TODAY.

Once again, as I continue this blog I want to encourage you to listen for His still small voice. As you seek him today, ask Him, “Father, what do you want to tell me today?” and then BE STILL and LISTEN. HE WILL SPEAK!

He will speak through his written word, through the people in your life, through his creation, and through that still small voice (His RHEMA word). Just remember, HE LOVES HIS CREATION AND THAT INCLUDES YOU, TODAY, RIGHT AT THIS MOMENT AS YOU READ THESE WORDS. May his love jump off this page and into your heart, and may you be eternally blessed.

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God Speaks!

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At first, I wondered what i should do with this website… what could I do with it that could impact the lives of others? One of the projects I am currently working on is typing up the journals that I kept throughout the years. Most of them are conversations that I had with God.

I think a lot of people, even Christians, in this world do not realize that God desires to speak to them, personally, each and every day. We get so busy with our families, jobs, and even recreation that we hardly ever stop to breathe, much less listen for that still small voice. Many of our prayers are one-liners, shot up in the middle of the day. Or lists of requests that we bring before him as we nod off to sleep. But He longs to talk to us! Not just listen to us.

Yes, He does talk to us through His written word. But there is also His Rhema word (that which is spoken at this moment in time, vs that which God spoke many years ago); that which He speaks straight to your heart.

In the posts that follow, i will share with you some of the conversations I have had with God throughout the years that I feel He is leading me to share. Some of them were recorded many years ago (from as early as the age of 15) and some were recorded very recently. I hope that as you read them God will speak to you as well.

But more than that, I hope you will take the time to listen to Him yourself. He does want to talk to you! I encourage you to enter His presence with worship and begin to open up your heart to Him. Everything that concerns you, concerns Him. He cares about every detail of your life. Nothing you say will make Him angry and nothing you say is a secret to Him. He knows you far better than you know yourself.

So, please, turn off the T.V. and radio, take a journal, pen, and Bible and get off by yourself, and then simply say, “I’m here Father, please speak to me whatever you want me to hear.”

It doesn’t matter if you do this in the morning or night, outside or inside, at church, home, in your car, or in public. I have heard that still, small, voice in my room, at the park, in restaurants, at church, in my car, and countless other places. He is always with me, and He often longs to speak to me… but it is up to me to pause and listen.

May your relationship with God become more intimate than ever before as you hear Him speak His words of love, hope, and a future into your heart!

Grace, Precious Grace

Thank you, Daddy, for teaching me about your unfailing grace. Thank you for helping me to see that until you choose to remove the pain from my back you are using it to show others (and myself) how strong you can be in my weakness. And certainly you are! Daily, Father, I leave this building and, as I walk down the hall, I pray, “God, I am SO tired! I have got to have your strength today. Thank you for letting YOUR joy be my strength!” And before I know it, the day is over and I’ve never thought once throughout the day about my fatigue or weakness because YOUR strength really has manifested in the midst of MY weakness!

Laura, it is because I love you, not in spite of my love for you, that I allow you to continue to walk in pain.

Father, what is it that you want to teach me in the midst of this trial? It has been going on for over 15 years. The entire time I have sought your healing and believed that you will heal me when it is YOUR timing and YOUR will… and yet, the pain remains. What is it that you want me to learn? Why do you allow it to continue? Is there another reason beyond your strength being shown through my weakness?

Again, I remind you that yes, there are certain people who need to witness my miracle of healing in your body who have not yet been present at the times you have sought my healing. You are on a journey with certain people in your life at certain times of your life and each of these people are touched by me through you. I work through you in ways, at just the right times, so that each of these people can see my power in your life. You have to remember that I have the “birds eye view”. I can see far beyond what you can see. It is for this reason that you must trust me! It’s just like in your apartment building, all you see is your own apartment, but I see the entire building, as if it had no walls at all, I see every person within it, all their lives and even the hearts and desires within them. All of these things are also within your proximity, but you can not see them. So you have to trust me. You have to know that I not only see you and your needs but the needs of every singe person you come into contact with.

Remember the vision I gave you many years ago? I showed you the heart of the person next to you and that it contained a foot print with all the lines and shapes that only matched your feet. That persons heart needed to be touched by YOU. I had set them up to be reached by YOU. Not someone else. Only your feet had the lines, the width, the length, the arch, etc… that fit in that indentation.

You’ve forgotten, over the years, that every person you encounter is a divine appointment set up by me. When you remember that you will be able to get your focus off your pain and onto the strength and relief that I am providing at every individual moment.

I love you SO SO much! You had it right tonight 

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Continuing to Listen to HIS Voice

To my readers, as few as you may be, I want you to know that although it has been a LONG time since I have posted I feel that it is again, God’s will that I share with you some of the conversations He has been having with me. In particular, the one we’ve had today. The next post, following this one, will be this conversation.

I will continue to post, as God leads, other conversations we’ve had. Again, some may be current and some may come from journals that were written years ago. As I type these entries into my computer I am sometimes led to share them with you. I want to encourage you to know that even though He might have spoken them to ME a long time ago, He may be speaking them to YOU today. He is the God who knows all, the God who knows YOU, the God who longs to speak to you TODAY.

Once again, as I continue this blog I want to encourage you to listen for His still small voice. As you seek him today, ask Him, “Father, what do you want to tell me today?” and then BE STILL and LISTEN. HE WILL SPEAK!

He will speak through his written word, through the people in your life, through his creation, and through that still small voice (His RHEMA word). Just remember, HE LOVES HIS CREATION AND THAT INCLUDES YOU, TODAY, RIGHT AT THIS MOMENT AS YOU READ THESE WORDS. May his love jump off this page and into your heart, and may you be eternally blessed.

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Trust

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Lord, once again I thank you for the beautiful weather today and the chance I have to observe it while I spend time with you. To think that you could speak all of this into existence; that you are so big and so powerful and yet you take time to speak to me…. just one of your millions of children, is mind boggling. Wow! Thank you Lord! And now, as I sit here, I ask that you would speak again. Teach me another of your truths. Reveal to me a secret of your kingdom that I’ve not known before. You are so awesome and I long to know you more.

Even Jesus faced uncertainty. Just like you, he didn’t have a map laid out before him so that he would know what he would be doing three weeks from now. Remember, my Word says that the Spirit led him into the desert…. so yes, even he knows what it is like to wonder what my will is. But the key is that he took ONE DAY AT A TIME. He just simply went and did what the Spirit led him to do and did not worry about what he would be doing in two days or two weeks or two years. He had faith that I was directing his every day path and that that would eventually lead to the fulfillment of my calling on his life. Realize, Laura, that as long as you seek me, every piece of every day and every person you come in contact with is part of my plan. Even the mundane, every day stuff is part of my will for your life. I put you in YOUR family, in YOUR church, in YOUR city, in YOUR school, in YOUR classes… even at YOUR doctors office, and at YOUR  grocery store at the times I want you there. Do not underestimate the power of my presence in you to touch the lives of those you are around or my power to prepare you for the long-term calling I have placed on your life. This is what the scripture, Philippians 4:6 is talking about when it says, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Trusting me whole-heartedly…. that I am leading you every minute of every day, every place you go.

Powerful Praise

When you’re up against a struggle, that shatters all your dreams and your hopes have been cruelly crushed by Satan’s manifested schemes and you feel the urge within you to submit to earthly fear don’t let the faith you’re standing in seem to disappear.

Praise the Lord. He will work through those who praise Him. Praise the Lord. For our God inhabits praise. Praise the Lord. For the chains that seem to bind you serve only to remind you, they drop powerless behind you when you praise Him.

Now, Satan is a liar and he wants to make us think that we are paupers, when he knows himself we’re children of the King. So lift up the mighty shield of faith for the battle must be won .We know that Jesus Christ has risen and the work’s already done

Praise the Lord. He will work through those who praise Him. Praise the Lord. For our God inhabits praise. Praise the Lord. For the chains that seem to bind you serve only to remind you. They drop powerless behind you when you praise Him

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Aside

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Laura, I want you to remember that I will NEVER leave you or forsake you. You will never be too heavy for me to carry. You think of me as a man who would easily tire of carrying someone around for thirty minutes but my arms are huge and strong, the arms that created the universe…. the hands that hold the Earth. Surely with this strength you do not think carrying you and your burdens would be too much for me. Do not feel guilty for leaving your burdens and pain with me. They are but the weight of a grain of sand in my hands… so give them to me and let me keep them.

The Road Ahead

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Lord, thank you for a peaceful nights sleep and for letting me drink from your healing waters again.

Thank you for trying so hard on your studies. You have learned the discipline of endurance and perseverance through your years of school and it will serve you well down the road. Do not be afraid of what lies ahead. I know it seems uncertain in your eyes, but trust me, it is not. Doors WILL  open and you WILL walk through them in your perfect timing if you will continue holding my hand. I love you and will NEVER let you go.

Thank you Lord. You are so good to me!

Intimacy

Image I love you, Lord. Thank you for illuminating Your Word to me so I can see that it is okay to get homesick for heaven as long as I am willing to stay here and reach those that you have called me to.

Lord, I am not sure exactly what your will for me is, but wherever and whatever it is, I am willing to follow you. Whether I am to do the things I feel you want me to do right now or something completely different, I am wiling. I only ask that you will open the doors, help me to see them, and give me the courage to walk right through them. I love you, Lord, and the thought of going to Africa to share your Good News and take care of your children makes me so excited! Thank you for guiding my steps and preparing me for the road that you have laid before me.

I love you too, Laura. You need to trust me with your future. Just as I have told you before… I am in control as long as you keep this attitude of humility, love, and openness, you will not miss my calling or disappoint me or miss my calling. Laura, it is right and natural for you to get homesick for heaven. It is part of your nature to want to be with those you love, and I know you love me, but do not forget… you do not have to wait until you get to heaven. i am with you right now.

I know, Lord, but it is that tangible, face-to-faced encounter that I can not wait for; to look into your eyes, to touch your hair, to lay my head on your chest, sounds so wonderful. I long for that day. Please, Lord, in the mean time, let me know you as intimately as possible while I am still on this earth. Please, Lord, teach me to love, to truly love as you do.

This intimate relationship you ask for is the desire of my heart. Your fellowship and friendship is what this relationship is all about. It is your primary reason for living and everything else should flow out of it. If you can learn this principle and apply it to your life at this young age, you will be able to accomplish so much for me and the two of us will be the best of friends. I, too, long to have you with me and feel your touch, but together we must wait, for there are many others you must bring with you when you come.

Limitations

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Yesterday, I was trying to tell you that I understand your physical limitations and that there was nothing wrong with just resting when that was what your body needed to do. I did not want you to “push past the pain” and force yourself to spend time with me. I am a God of compassion. It is not pleasurable for me to spend time with you if you do not really want to be there. I, by far, more enjoy being there with you when you want to be there with me… sort of like you have told your counselor many times, how you appreciate your mom coming by every night to take care of your physical needs but that a lot of times you just feel like a burden because you can tell she doesn’t really want to be there and is just fulfilling an obligation by coming. When you drag yourself into prayer times, bible reading, etc… you are making ME feel like a burden! You long for someone to spend time with you just because they want to. So do I! You long for genuine love and attention. I feel the same way! Remember, you are made in MY image! I would much rather you just come to spend time with me when you genuinely want to. Those times of fellowship are the ones that I cherish! I don’t want you to spend time with me out of obligation, dragging your feet, just checking another item off your “to do” list.

 

Longing

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I love you Lord! Thank you for illuminating your word to me so that I could see that it is okay to get homesick for heaven as long as I am willing to stay here and reach those who you have called me to.

Laura, it is right and natural for you to get homesick for heaven. It is part of your nature to want to be with those you love and I know that you love me, but don’t forget… you don’t have to wait until you get to heaven to be with me. I am with you right now.

I know, Lord, but it’s that tangible face-to-face encounter that I can’t wait for; to look into your eyes, to touch your hair, to lay my head on your chest, all of these things sound so wonderful. I long for that day. Please, Lord, in the mean time, let me know you as intimately as possible while I am still on this earth. Teach me to love; to truly love as you do.

This intimate relationship you ask for is the desire of my heart. Your fellowship and friendship is what this relationship is all about. It is your primary reason for living and everything else should flow out of it. If you can learn this principle and apply it to your life at this young age, you will be able to accomplish so much for me and the two of us will become the best of friends. I, too, long to have you with me and to feel your touch, but together we must wait, for there are many others you must bring with you when you come.                                                           

                                                                                       Love,   

                                                                                           Papa God