Friday, August 29, 2008

How cool is God?

Lately, since about mid July, every time I am feeling harried about something in life, during my quiet time with God I find myself reading a scripture verse that reminds me to just be quiet before God and allow Him to lead me.

This journey started when I found Zehpaniah 3:17 (NIV) "The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing."

Then this morning I read: "So let God work his will in you. Yell a loud no to the Devil and watch him scamper. Say a quiet yes to God and he'll be there in no time." This one is from James 4: 7-8 (MSG)

Over and over again, God keeps prompting my heart to be quiet before Him. It may be to physically be quiet; as in to hold my tongue and not yell when my son acts in inappropriate ways, after he has been warned repeatedly. It may be to stop and remain quiet when I am searching for an answer. It may be to remind me that when I have a quiet spirit I am offering praise to God.

I am so grateful that God does honor our prayers to "Teach us His ways," and that he does quiet our hearts!


Lysa TerKeurst said...

Oh how God is speaking to us in the exact same way. So cool. Thanks for sharing!

Melissa Milbourn said...

I love that scripture from James in the Message version...don't know that I've read that before.

thanks for sharing about how God's meeting you...He is so good.