Sunday, January 13, 2008

Listening to God

Today church service was about listening to God - more specifically praying the listening prayer and then doing what God tells you to do obediently. I have a hard time practicing this because I just can't seem to get my mind to slow down. I always get "pop-ups" that distract me. I find that if I write down my thoughts (here in my blog or my journal) then it is easier for me to keep focused. I've found though that lately God has been speaking to me, even when I don't ask him anything in particular. He just knows what I need to hear. I am just so amazed at how deeply my faith has grown over the past few months and the impact God has had on me. Yet I still have so much more to learn. Two years ago I wouldn't believe half of the things that have happened to me would have happened.

Today we had our first NYC Launch Team meeting since almost a month ago. I just LOVE everyone on the team! They are all so different but yet so fun and interesting to be around. I get so much energy form them! After that we had a January Plunge meeting. That was just a short meeting to talk about the trip to NYC next week-end. I"m SO excited to go! I will miss the girls TREMENDOUSLY but I need to get back there. Even if the weather will be yucky.

The trip home is about 30 minutes so I had time to talk with dear hubby without any distractions (besides the fire we thought we saw blazing in the dark sky). I said to him, that I'm actually OK with everything about NYC, him finding a job, deciding about the girls and school, living in a shoebox, etc. The one that that keeps me up late at night is the selling or renting of this house. I know God can take care of it. I don't know why I haven't just asked him to. Pastor said to me tonight, do you think God will send you a confirmation and then forget about you needing to sell your house? Of course he won't. So what is my problem. Hubby replied to me, "If you would just give it up to God, he'll take care of it." Hubby is right. That is what I am going to pray about. I need to stop obsessing over it and just trust God that when the time is right, it will sell or rent.

After we got home, I started to read one of my favorite bloggers, www.beingfrugal.net. The first one that I read said:

That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing?Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are?Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?

And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are.And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?

So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs.Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today. Matthew 6:25-34"


That last verse is actually hubby's favorite. I could stand to learn a thing or two from him. So see, God does talk to me, even when I'm not trying to listen. And I do need to just give it up to him and stop trying to control the house situation.

1 comment:

lynnae @ being frugal.net said...

I'm glad you enjoyed my post. When I read that passage this week, I just knew I had to post it, but I kept putting it off. But I still felt like I needed to post it, so I whipped up a post right before church yesterday. Maybe God had me post it just for you.

I've been in your situation before, where we were moving and needed to sell our house. In our case, God took us just past the point we thought we could handle, and then provided a buyer. And our faith grew by leaps and bounds.

I pray that God steps in and provides just what you need at just the right time.