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Listening for His Voice

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IMG_2728Being that it’s a gorgeous sunny day today…in the eighties, I decided to take a walk during my lunch hour.

As I stepped outside and breathed in that amazingly warm and comforting air, I asked God to speak to me.  You see, usually I pray (talk!) the whole time I am walking, so I asked the Lord to do the talking today.

And I was listening for His voice.

For a few moments I was hearing the common drone of cars humming down the main road, and those sounds gave way to the gentle whirring of the breeze around me.  All of a sudden, there was the sound of a bird squawking.  The sound was getting nearer and nearer to me, and I looked down.  The bird was running in circles right in front of me and making all sorts of crazy sounds.  Then I saw it.  Her baby was off to the left of me, running toward the grass.  I realized that the mommy bird was protecting her baby!

Seeing the natural instinct of a mother protecting her little one really warmed my heart.  I thanked God for showing me such beauty, turned the corner and stepped up to the sidewalk.  Then I saw something I wish I hadn’t.  I saw two little furry baby birds, all soft and downy, lying dead on the ground.  I asked the Lord why He allowed me to see that?  Why did I need to see those sweet little birds that looked as though they just died?  And why did they have to die in the first place?

He answered, “there is beauty to be found through both life and death.”  After a few more steps, once again I looked down, and I saw it.  A bookmark had flown over and landed on the side of the path I was walking on.

I saw the words…Jesus is Alive! And I understood that because of Jesus, death holds no power over us.  In Christ Jesus, we are saved.  He is waiting for us to invite Him into our hearts and our lives, and accept the precious gifts He offers us.  Love, mercy, and salvation.  These are not merely words to bring us comfort.  Jesus is truly alive…He is right here with us now!

Lord, there are so many times I don’t understand your ways.  I don’t understand why some people suffer more than others, why some seem to attract the good things of the world, while others struggle just to survive.  Help me to understand that you are present in all of our lives, and in all circumstances.  Help me to trust that your grace is sufficient in all things, and that suffering, even death itself, can bring us closer to you.  All we need to do is open our hearts to you, and ask that you fill us with your saving holy presence.

 

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18 thoughts on “Listening for His Voice

  1. This helped me in so many ways. Thank you for sharing it with us. How God spoke to you in such a glorious way and what a message! To take that and share it is what it is all about, isn’t it? Love to you and yours and God Bless, SR

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    • SR, I am so happy that you were helped by my experience:-) Our God is an amazing God, and He is right here for each and every one of us. I believe we are all interconnected with each other, and it is so important for us to share how the Lord has worked in our lives. Yes, that is what it is all about! We are all here for each other.

      Thank you for the wisdom and love you share through each of your posts.

      Love and blessings,
      Bernadette

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  2. It sounds like God really did speak. I’m so thankful Jesus gives life in this world, and one day death will be no longer.

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  3. I am so glad to hear that someone else has experiences like this. Sometimes I have thought I was crazy, or at least overimaginative.

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  4. Thank you for this inspiring little gem – a great reminder to listen and not just talk/pray. God reveals himself in many ways, if we will only look and see. I had an experience a few years ago of helping a lost mama duck lead her 8 babies to safety along the riverbank near my condo, by walking and papa-quacking to guide her. God does the same for us, His kids. Thank you and bless you!

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  5. Isn’t God amazing? I love that He used nature to speak to you, and loved it that you were willing to hear. Makes me wonder how many times I have missed His voice because I wasn’t paying attention to the birds or the wind or the stars. May I go about my day with the same expectation as you had on your walk. Thank you for challenging me today.

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    • I am sure we are surrounded with the miracles and blessings of God every day…we all probably miss most of them:-) However, when we stop to listen, it is an amazing communion with Him and His Kingdom!
      Thanks for stopping by…
      Enjoy this blessed day!
      Bernadette

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  6. I’ve taken many walks such as yours. The answers are there if we know where to look. Of course… we both know that. It may sound silly but a couple of years ago I had an “oh wow” experience. On my late Mom’s birthday, I received a rare 1948-penny in change at a hardware store… ‘48 being the year she had married my Dad.

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  7. Beautiful! Isn’t the Father amazing? I believe He speaks to us more often than we realize, we are often just too busy to listen. This was an incredible truth He shared with you…thanks for sharing it with us!

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  8. Wonderful insight! Thanks for sharing your gift.

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  9. Nice to meet person of faith. Committed to hand write the NT. Finished Mathew, Mark and 1/2 finished Luke. Try to do almost a chapter a day, some days skip though.

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