Friday, August 07, 2009

The Note......

This has been a really busy week....lots of decisions to make. Some things had to go on the back burner till other things are handled...and some things just may not make the list, ever.

But as I have been dealing with all the new things coming our way...I remembered several years ago, I was doing a little speaking for women's groups about the creativity of grace in our lives. When I started, I chatted with a dear friend whose ministry I was working with...and told her how in making some of the decisions about this, I just wish God would write me a note and fill me in on what I needed to do. Then He gently reminded me of the time in the Old Testament that He wrote on the wall.....yep, things didn't go to well with that.... (smile). But awhile later, I discovered Beth Moore studies, and in one of them she talks about "God Stops"....all the little things we take for granted that God has placed in our way to make us smile, to remind us that He loves us....and things that just act as a gentle hug. So I am looking for these things in my life...those sweet reminders....

After a meeting this week about my going back to school (I will fill you all in on that adventure later!!! LOL).....I was feeling a bit overwhelmed and decided to stop by a popular re-sale book store in our area and browsed through some books...looking for some treasures to take home. As I was flipping through the pages of one of my "finds"....I found a note tucked inside that spoke to me....it said,
"You and I have some pretty big waves in our oceans of life right now. They're simply an invitation from God's own hand to come with Him "further still", and come to know Him more intimately than we have ever dared dream. So come on Sister...we've got some waves to walk on."

I truly feel like I got my "note from home" this week..... And a reminder, that the words of kindness we share with others, may reach much farther than we ever realized....

Sweet dreams all,
Debbie

7 comments:

  1. You are so right. I wish that I took more time to stop and pay attention when God is trying to talk to me. When I do that it's amazing. Now, if I would just really listen †o what he's saying and telling me to do I'd probably be in a much more peaceful place in my life. Lately, I've had a little bit of a ruffled feeling, like something just isn't right and I don't know what to do about it. Actually, I do know, and after reading your post, I realize I just need to turn it all over to God. I'm really good about giving this advice to others, but not heeding it myself. Thank you for this post that spoke so personally to me.

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  2. Your story was beautiful. I love it when God speaks to us at just the right moment in His mysterious ways...our focus needs to remain on Him, much like Peter when he walked on the water! When he took his eyes off of Jesus, he began to sink! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. That story brought tears to my eyes. We're continuing to pray for you.

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  4. What a beautiful reminder from a loving Father! Hope it carries you through the week!

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  5. What an unexpected surprise. Hope He will give you wisdom to make the right decisions.

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  6. What a lovely, LOVELY thing to find. That is truly a treasure. You must still be smiling at God's ways.

    Thank you for joining in for coffee at Home Sanctuary!

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  7. I love when God does those little things for us at unexpected times. He doesn't have to show himself in those ways but He does because He loves us so much!
    Have a wonderful week!

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