Labor Day – Out of town for part of the weekend.
On the way back I receive a text from a very close friend who was relaying to us how her day had been, especially spending time with God on this day.
Part of her text read this way.
“…this one thing that has been happening for some time now. You wouldn’t believe how many times a sudden gust of wind will blow right in my face when I am reading a certain passage or praying about a specific thing. May be coincidence, but I know it is the living God of the winds!”
Lately I have been considering discontinuing my writing and the blog. Earlier today I had voiced that same consideration to my wife.
Each time I lean that way, I will receive a text or email that inspires me and I begin thinking, “Now why wouldn’t that inspire others if I shared it?”
Isn’t it interesting how God shows up for individuals? Sometimes in the wind, sometimes in the ocean waves, sometimes in the midst of an challenging period in one’s life.
Yet, He always shows up at His appointed time.
That was what my friend was telling me through their experience, “John, God is right there, all around you, in those you meet, in those experiences you feel are trivial with only a seemingly minimal impact upon your life or that you feel is minimal upon the life of others.”
Recently I have had much time for reflection and reading, both of which I do not take for granted.
Also during this time I have been listening for the hearts of people. Yes, listening for their heart cry if you will. We each have that within us. Maybe that is what my friend was experiencing, God hearing her heart cry.
A verse that caught my attention and encouraged me may encourage you and as you are encouraged then allow you to encourage others. Words, when rightly spoken, can be such an instrument of God’s peace into someone’s life.
“I will cry to God Most High,
To God who accomplishes all things for me.
He will send from heaven and save me;”
He reproaches him who tramples upon me.
God will send forth His lovingkindness and His truth.”
Thank you Vic. It was a timely text.