Meditate on God's Words
SPRING INTO SELF SERIES:MEDITATE ON GODS WORDS
Meditation is a practice in which an individual trains the mind or induces a mode of consciousness, either to realize some benefit or as an end in itself. ---Wikipedia
This post is dedicated to the Pulley Family for sharing their beautiful Brooklyn Rose (August 24, 2008 - September 4, 2008)with the rest of the world!!! May God continue to bless you all!!!
Dear Father, Today I asked that you humbled my heart to be able to effectively serve you and boy, oh boy did you. I had no idea what I was in for. I just ran across a tribute to one of my friends children (I will refer to her as the Rose Angel). The Rose Angel was born pre-mature and presence on this earth was short and sweet. I know that she is now with you in Heaven. Over the weekend, I grew so impatient with my own children and at many times annoyed with them ... wishing that I could only have a moment to myself to relax. I immediately felt guilty after dropping them off to their Emee's (my mother) house and did not know what to do with myself all alone. God, I am so grateful that you have allowed me to carry and deliver two healthy & beautiful (soon to be three) angels of yours. Thanks to my friends beautiful Rose Angel I understand that life is not to be taken for granted. I pray that you continue to use the Rose Angel to be blessings to other families as she has been to mine.
Dear Lord, my blog for today is on Meditation ... I have truly learned a lesson that I was not seeking to find. I thank you Lord for making my heart, ears and eyes sensitive and presenting the Rose Angel to me. I pray for all of the families that have lost a premature child or a child in general. I pray for all of the other Angel Babies and Children that are in your Kingdom. I pray that you continue to bless the babies, children and families that are on this earth. I pray that you watch over them and cover them in your blood. Let them know you are God and you are love! I pray that not another child is hurt at the hands of their own families, neighbors, communities, strangers. I pray that the children that do not know you have the opportunity to get to know you. In only your name I pray, Amen.
"Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare. Give ear and come to me; hear me, that your soul may live," declares the Lord.
"The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their cry."
In college I dealt with a number of growing pains as any college student has. Approximately two years after my Daddy was killed my connection with God grew to be extremely strong. I would praise and worship just about every night. I would speak to him about the pain that I had in my heart with me missing my Daddy. I would tell him how hurt I was and ask him why did he take my Daddy from me? My Daddy was one of my best friends, I mean we talked about everything.... my future career, how when I have kids they won't come out with his big nose, being successful, etc. I would literally cry and cry and cry .... praising God during my worship sessions. I did not truly understand then what all of that meant. I did not understand the importance of the praise and worship ... I just did it out of my love for the Lord and the need to have him in my life. God, showed me countless times who certain people were to me. He TOLD me things about these people that I did not want to believe to be true. He told me who to stay away from and pray for them at a distance because they did not have my best interest at heart. And when I would share intimate details with these people about what God said about them....they would look at me and say.... how did you know that??? I told them because God speaks to me. Even though I knew it was God speaking to me ... I did not truly understand what I was experiencing. At times, I went back on what he would tell me to do and did the opposite. Causing me more heartache, pain and grief. You are what you EAT!
It was not until 2012, when I finally truly began to understand what listening to God truly meant. It took God to show me one of my sisters in Christ, Heather Lindsey's, post on Facebook about a Journal Challenge she was starting for herself and her followers. The Journal Challenge essentially was for Gods children to spend time with him daily and journal the scriptures they studied as well as speak to God. This has forever changed my life. I took an all inclusive luxury trip to Miami with my sister and her friend for my sister's birthday May, 2012, (Did I mention it was paid for ... NOT out of my pockets, a GIFT from God). The day that I left for this trip was the day that I started my Journal Challenge (only reading about the challenge the day before). While at the airport I treated myself to a delicious breakfast and begun to study my bible. Our first class trip took us to the most beautiful hotel/residence I have personally ever stayed in. That evening all I wanted to do was study God's words. When I woke up in our suite the next morning I thought I was in heaven. My room was ALL WHITE and beautiful. I immediately started praising God and as soon as I started to pray he poured out a significant part of his plan for my life. I did not have an official Journal at this time, so I grabbed my notepad and started writing as fast as I could all of the details he was presenting. I could not write fast enough nor hold back the tears from what HE has planned for me. What he has designed for my life is FAR more than I ever would have imagined.
I know what God has shared to me about my future. The hard part now is being patient, working on his orders, walking in his path and meditating on these words. It seems overwhelming at times for me to truly be able to accept what he has provided. But I know that I must continue to pray on these plans to keep me focused on His path. It is amazing to me how awesome God is. When I drew the outline for this blog....I did not plan nor prepare for what God was going to give me to share. The Rose Angel really threw me on this one and I am totally off course on what I initially planned to write. But, the one thing that I have learned is that when God speaks you listen. When he tells you to do something you do it. I no longer question what it is that God is telling me. I no longer fight him on his words. I am able to embrace and respect what it is that he tells me to do.
b.MARCELL QUESTION SESSION:
How much time do you spend in Gods word and preparing yourself to listen to the words he speaks directly to you?
I Am...bMe ACTION ITEM:
If you have been doing last weeks I Am...bMe ACTION ITEM, then you should be able to have your heart and spirit as humble as possible and your ears sensitive to God's words. When he speaks to you....write down what he says. Buy yourself a Jesus Journal (that is what I call mine) and write what God says. Meditate on those words. Pray on the things that God discloses to you. Use discretion because everything God shares with you is not for everyone to hear. Really begin to hone in on what it is that you are supposed to do per Gods orders. Do your part and pray then ....... WATCH HIM WORK!!!!! WEEKLY AFFIRMATION: (repeat 3x minimum)I am who I am.I can only bMe.God Please Guide My Steps!!!
LISTENING FOR GOD
When was the last time you heard from God? Maybe you haven't heard from him because your ears have been deafened by the silence of loneliness, discouragement or exhaustion. Maybe God's voice has been drowned out by the hum of too much noise from work, family, church and friends. Perhaps you feel too childish - immature, clueless - to encounter God. God cherishes our focused attention and waits for us to learn his voice. Then he waits for our invitation to speak into our lives. Be sure to spend time int the presence of God, ears open. Maybe you feel lonely and discouraged. Maybe the noise of the world drowns out God's still, small voice. But if you take the time to be still and listen, really listen, in the silence, you'll hear Yahweh speak your name. Your response can be a simple and childlike invitation, "Speak for your servant is listening."
-- Promises for Life (for Women), new international version
The acorn becomes an oak by means of automatic growth; no commitment is necessary. The kitten similarly becomes a cat on the basis of instinct. Nature and being are identical in creatures like them. But a man or woman becomes fully human only by his or her choices and his or her commitment to them. People attain worth and dignity by the multitude of decisions they make from day by day. These decisions require courage.
It makes no sense to worry about things you have no control over because there's nothing you can do about them, and why worry about things you do control? The activity of worrying keeps you immobilized.