Saturday, November 7, 2009

Are you really looking for God?

Some time ago I read in some Bible study how we tend to ask God for something and then we never look for the answer. I guess we expect it to fall in our laps and be real heavy so we can feel it. we also want it to be a certain color and shape. We would like to know what it looks like, and when we don't see that, then we think God isn't listening. So I was struck by that and challenged. When I pray, I need to actually look for the answers, look for God and actually listen to him. You just never know where you are going to find him. Elijah found him in a whisper, he came to Gideon when he was hiding in the wine press and appeared to Moses in a burning bush! Look people, look for him. I have been trying to train to do such a thing lately and when I think I may see him I sometimes don't, and then suddenly WOW! THAT was you, wasn't it Lord? I love that about him.

So this is what happen to me yesterday. It has happened to me many times lately, and I do believe that it is because I have been looking. I want to find him, I don't want him to be in my blind spot. it's like a fun game. Where could he be now, and what is he saying to me?

I rarely listen to the radio. I am not much of a multitasker, and I can't listen to two things at the same time, then it just becomes noise. My children speak to me in the car and the radio is just noise. And when they aren't talking to me I am talking to myself in my head and music is just noise. But for some strange reason I turned the radio on to the christian radio station in the morning on my way to taking the boys to school. No one was talking and I heard this:

So what are you waiting for?
What do you have to lose?
Your insecurities try to alter you

You know you're made for more
So don't be afraid to move
Your faith is all
It takes in you
You can walk on the water too

Lord is that you?
"Kids no one speak!"

Here is the entire song I heard that morning:

You look around
It's staring back at you
Another wave of doubt
Will it pull you under
You wonder

What if i'm overtaken
What if i never make it
What if no one's there?
Will you hear my prayer?

When you take that first step
Into the unknown
You know that he won't let you go

Chorus:

So what are you waiting for?
What do you have to lose?
Your insecurities try to alter you

You know you're made for more
So don't be afraid to move
Your faith is all
It takes in you
You can walk on the water too

Verse 2:
So get out
And let your fear fall to the ground
No time to waste
Don't wait
Don't you turn around and miss out
Everything you were made for
I know you're not sure
So you play it safe
Try to run away

If you take that first step
Into the unknown
He won't let you go

(chorus)

Bridge:
(step out)
Even when a storm hits
(step out)
Even when you're broken
(step out)
Even when your heart is telling you telling you to give up
(step out)
When your hope is stolen
(step out)
You can't see where you're going
You don't have to be afraid

So what are you waiting for?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdTvOGIKRuk



Never heard that song before, never heard of the singer before. When I got to work I jotted down the name of the gal and the song, because I also have a horrid memory.

On my way home from work I couldn't wait to look her up and listen and search the lyrics.
But I turned the radio on again and there was this little snippet thing where they tell you a story about someone and some lesson attached to it. I don't remember the lesson but, I do remember the story. It was about a school teacher that was frustrated with the books she was reading to her 4th graders. She then decided that she was going to write a book herself, one that suited what she thought her audience would enjoy. She had always had these characters and stories in her head but had never really thought of writing them down. Well, she did and has published a 3 book series that her audience (her 4th graders) love.

Seriously Lord?

Britt Nicole is the gal. I like her!! never heard of her. Thanks Lord for using sisters that we don't know, and friends and family to speak to us. Please use me the same way to make a difference in the life of someone!

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