Have you ever wanted to sit down and have a heart to heart conversation with God? I know that I have and wondered what would He say? I mean, really sit down and have a conversation, asking Him the questions that flood my mind, rather than complaining to others or seeking advice from someone else. I know that His word has many answers, and I have prayed too, but often never heard His voice, I just spoke my concerns. Then one day, I began to write and this is where I heard from Him first. Now, I can hear Him better and more often than ever before. He speaks to us all in different ways, and today I really need to hear His voice. I feel the Holy Spirit inside of me telling me that it’s time to write and then to listen. I want to share with you, this conversation with God. He may not speak to you in the same way, but He does speak to us all in some way. My prayer is that through this conversation, He speaks to you about questions that are in your heart. Here are some of my concerns today:
“Why cant life be more of a “vacation” with fun and sun and ac too? 🙂 what’s the deal with so much “responsibility” and bills and work and time away from those that we love? Why are there soooo many struggles and challenges and hate and violence? We watch the news to be informed while it’s corrupting our minds and creating bitterness in our hearts. We go to work, a lot of us to jobs that we hate, just to survive. While others of us try and try to find a job. We either have time to do things or money and no time. I guess sitting at home without functioning ac is getting to me a bit and putting in full time work to find a job is getting frustrating. The bills don’t stop coming in though and life doesn’t wait. It just keeps going. I’m glad that you have answers, God, and can guide me through this stuff because sometimes I just feel stuck. Just saying.”
Now I’m listening and waiting for His Spirit to speak to mine. Come Holy Spirit and give me clarity and wisdom.
God says: “I know that you have many questions that are weighing on you, concerns that are stirring inside of your heart and frustrations with your current circumstances as well as the struggles that those close to you and around you are facing. Thank you for coming to me. I know what is on your heart and in your mind and I also know what lies ahead. You know that I love you and that I care about these things that concern you. You also know that when you focus on the circumstances, they seem so big, yet when you focus on the cross and what’s been done to give you “life” your circumstances seem much smaller. Sometimes circumstances don’t seem “fair” yet I’m always with you and will provide all that you need. Have I failed you yet? At times life seems out of balance and a bit overwhelming and at times like these I can help you make sense of what’s most important and let go of the rest. Follow where I lead you and you will get to where you are going. It may be tough at times, but in those tough times you can experience my love for you, even more. You will be showered with blessings, they start inside of your heart. Experiencing my peace when the world around you seems so chaotic will give you strength that is unexplainable. It’s ok to feel hurt by what is going on in the world because many have turned away from me. But there is something that can be done and it starts with you. Even in small ways, as you share my love with others, hearts will change. If these things didn’t concern you, then you wouldn’t do anything, but because they do and you’ve come to me, I’m leading you to make a difference. No difference is too small. Each heart that you touch and open to receiving my love can have an eternal effect on another. Your concerns and frustrations develop a passion inside of your heart. I have gifted you in a particular way and as you use these gifts to serve others, you will grow and know me better. I know that sometimes you feel like giving up and turning away from me too, but you know that I am the way to true life. Your joy is found in me. Answers to your questions, I have them all. Ask me anything? I will help you find your way and I will equip you for the journey. I am preparing the way for you now. Do not be afraid of what you see around you and what you can not see. You will have many reasons, very soon, to thank me for. Put on your armor, my sweet princess, and take a stand against the enemy that wants to steal your joy and blind you from seeing my plan. I will be with you and together we will not only get through, but you will experience life in new ways. Something is coming and it is good!!!”
I am usually at a loss for words after I hear the voice of God speak to my Spirit in ways like this. I go back and read His words over and over and over again. And then later, as I do what He says, I experience answers to my prayers. It’s a beautiful thing!