Awaiting His Voice

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In the morning, O LORD, 
you hear my voice; 
in the morning 
I lay my requests
 before you 
wait in expectation.
Psalm 5:3

So many verses speak to waiting on God. 
Waiting and being still enough within and without 
to hear that still, small voice.
He is faithful.
Wait with expectation.
Surely you will hear Him.
Have a blessed Sunday!

The Light For My Path

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.
Psalm 119:105

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Heart of Fire

But if I say, 
“I will not mention him or 
speak any more in his name,” 
his word is in my heart like a fire, 
a fire shut up in my bones. 
I am weary of holding it in; 
I cannot.

Jeremiah 20:9

This verse took hold of me this past week, friends and I realized how accurately
 it describes this last year of writing for me. 
How this prophet lacked popularity, but knew ultimately, it did not matter,
that He could do nothing less than what He was called to do.
Oh, can’t you feel Him burning from within, consuming you with
 His passion, love and desire.
We who are called just cannot contain these words He births within us, 
anymore than Jeremiah could, in His day.
Go forth, friends and let Him spill right out of you,
 for in this you will be ignited, burning for Him and shining 
His light in the unique way He has called forth for you! 
Indeed, you can do no less!

May you be blessed in this heart of fire, Christ in you!

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But, God

 Celebrate God all day, every day.
 I mean, revel in him! 
Make it as clear as you can to all you meet 
that you’re on their side, 
working with them 
and not against them. 
Help them see that the Master is about to arrive.
 He could show up any minute!
Philippians 4:6-8

I have been carrying this verse around in my heart and head all week.
Is is any surprise that I have come under extreme enemy attack?
Surrounded by such beauty, in stark contrast to the ugliness that parades itself 
and exalts itself against Him in this world.
I am staying close to Him but it has been challenging.
When the enemy closes in with his cronies, he brings
discouragement, accusation, distraction and ambush.

But, God…
 also works together on our side. 
Surrounding us with great beauty and reminders of His love and faithfulness. 

Don’t fret or worry. 
Instead of worrying, pray.
 Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, 
letting God know your concerns.
 Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, 
everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. 
It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry 
at the center of your life.

Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; 
the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse…

 Do that, and God, 
who makes everything work together, 
will work you into his most 
excellent harmonies.
Philippians 4:6-9 
(The Message)

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