This past post touches my heart in a way I did not understand when I originally wrote it. Hopefully, it will touch yours:
I love to go for walks during my lunch break at work. It is a wonderful time to pray the rosary and meditate. There is a beautiful, quiet open space toward the back of the building, and I usually feel drawn to that area.
For many months, while walking, I heard the words “Open your eyes and you will see”. I knew the words came from God, however, I did not know what they meant.
While at a prayer meeting, the words were made crystal clear to me. One of the women there spoke a prophecy…and I knew it was directed at me. I actually got goose bumps. She said “There is someone here who is looking to see with new eyes. I am telling you to stop praying in the old way. Pray in me and through me.” I understood that meant for me to stop praying to a God that is “out there somewhere” and start praying in Him and through Him…in and through my own heart and soul. He is as close as my own heart. Isn’t that amazing? I never thought of it like that…
Fast forward a few weeks…it was a beautiful Spring day…about 80 degrees, and I just HAD to go outside in the sunshine!!! While on my walk, at my favorite place, I received a new message – “Are you ready to see?”
Up until today, I believed that the Lord was guiding me to open my eyes to the need around me. I still believe that, and am working on being aware and keeping my eyes and heart open to see the opportunities of each day…and to show love in any way I can. But I believe it goes further…
I believe that He is reminding me to be prepared. As in “Are you READY to see”? Hmm…am I ready to be used for God’s purpose? That can only be achieved by becoming closer to Him, through scriptures, prayer, and meditation. So I am really working on the preparation, so the Lord can use me, according to His Divine Plan.
Each one of us plays an important part of His plan, to share the Gospel of Christ and build His kingdom. Are you feeling Him drawing you closer?
I am trusting that God will complete what He has begun in me, and have chosen to turn my life over to Him. “I am the handmaid of the Lord, let it be done unto me according to His word”.
Luke 1:38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.
Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ
- Be Still… (thebeggardanced.com)