Be honest with me, when God whispers your name are you listening? If I am perfectly honest with you, I can say yes most of the time these days. I have not always been so prompt to obey though. The thing is, God is going to have his way.
I value my relationship with God above anything in my life. It’s a relationship that has been built over many many years of listening and obeying…BUT I have a bit of a stubborn streak in me. Call it lazy, tired, rebellious if you like!
I used to have the habit sometimes of ignoring God a bit or I would hear his voice and I would want to obey but I would find excuses…not to obey. Oh like, I don’t have the money, time…desire. Oh I loved to do things like make a casserole for my neighbor or something like that, but some of the things God asks…well they are harder.
I’m so thankful God doesn’t give up on me.
He always has his way as he pursues us and loves us. He wants the best for us and here’s a little secret…
it’s not just about us it’s about his glory and how he wants to use us in his mighty plan.
Are you shocked? When I tell people that sometimes I run from God, or try to ignore him, they seem shocked…
News break, I’m just a human being…. LOL
Over the years I’ve learned to pretty much just go with the flow and obey God because it’s always such a blessing for me, for others and for his glory.
About 3 weeks ago I got an email from LifeWay announcing a small conference featuring Priscilla Shirer as speaker! WoooHooo! I could immediately hear Gods whisper, no calling, no shouting to my heart to be there!!
Priscilla Shirer is one of my favorites! I’ve done many Bible studies by her and they are always on target with Gods living word and is very relatable as she’s a mother just like you and me. Her dad is Tony Evans who I grew up on as a young Christian.
There are so many great studies she has done, but one of my all time faves is Discerning the Voice of God.
By the way…
She’s much younger than I but when God speaks it doesn’t matter who he speaks through, there is wisdom and peace and truth in his word and he can speak through anyone or anything he wants.
Anyway I knew that God wanted me to go to this conference and it was only $55 so that’s totally reasonable… but I kept putting it off and putting it off. We had a lot of expenses this month with a daughter getting her driver’s license, paying off drivers ed. classes and basketball camp. Oh and the year end Proms, formals and things like that so I put it off and then we were at the end of the month and there wasn’t much money.
We had an unexpected expense come up and so our bank account became even lower I decided not to go. It broke my heart…I knew without a doubt that God wanted me there… oh there are lots of conferences and Church events and fellowship opportunities, but this was one that God specifically spoke to my heart that he wanted me to be at and I didn’t obey.
My heart broke and I cried and wished that I had obeyed.
God kept whispering my name…he wasn’t mad, he just kept pursuing me and all of a sudden in my bank account there was an extra little sum of money that came in from some sponsored content I had done.
I immediately signed up to go and tonight is the night.
Here’s the thing…I’m not really going to see Priscilla Shirer..
I’m going to meet with God..
I’ll let you know how it goes..
When God Whispers Your Name Are You Listening?
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