Sunday, September 12, 2010

BEING STILL & LISTENING......

Being quiet is not that easy.
Well, I should say it does not COME easy for me. :) ha!!!



Not long ago (actually it seems like eons ago) I heard God speak very clearly to me that I needed to BE STILL, BE QUIET.....and LISTEN to Him!!!!!!!



Ohhhh Okay......................

I thought I was.

Apparently I was not doing it enough. Probably filling in the quiet spaces with noise, talking instead of listening, talking to Him without leaving enough quiet space in which to HEAR Him speak back to me.



I have yet to decipher ALL of the lessons I have learned from this experience, but I can tell you I am and have been learning a LOT!



Lessons in life do not come easy nor do they come without a high price.


I have been through a great deal lately.

Let's just say that I should come out of this pretty dang smart! ha!!!!



The battles have been raging. Emotionally, physically, spiritually....At one point all of them were raging full on, leaving this warrior weak and feeble. I have picked up my weapons again and re-entered the fight against the enemy. The war is exhausting...but I shall not grow weary.

Sometimes it helps when others come along and hold up our hands as goes the story in Exodus 17 when Moses friends literally held his arms up during the battle.....

"Now Amalek came and fought with Israel in Rephidim. And Moses said to Joshua, "Choose us some men and go out, fight with Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in my hand."
So Joshua did as Moses said to him, and fought with Amalek. And Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. And so it was , when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed; and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. But Moses' hands became heavy; so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it. And Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun."


THAT is exactly what we need in life, we need those who will come alongside us and lift us up, hold up our arms when we are far too exhausted to do so.



I have been THAT exhausted!!!
I can tell you that without the support of others I might not have made it through.


Thank God for those who love us enough to hold our arms, to be there for us in our weaknesses, to be strong when we cannot be.

Okay.....I better stop now.....remember....I am supposed to be QUIET!!!

So til I feel the gag order lift....Peace and LOVE be with you dear ones. May you know and feel His amazing love in your life and heart today and every day.

XO

3 comments:

  1. Sometimes it's friends who lift us up by reminding us to be still & listen! It's a good (and essential) reminder for me. Got your other email through facebook...will reply soon! My brother's getting married on Saturday, so things have been a little hectic...I'm sorry you've had so many battles lately :( Sending my love and prayers your way.

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  2. Amen to everything you just said! What a lovely thing God provides through others who are willing to come and hold our arms up when we are too exhausted to do so! I know, because I've been there too an I sure hope that I cease every opportunity to be that lifter upper to others along my path.

    Oh thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving your little face button under my followers. Blessed me greatly to see a new friend.

    It's nice to meet you!
    Lee Ann

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