When my dogs hear
something their ears perk up.They
listen carefully so they can determine the source of the noise.Sometimes, Zeke even tilts his head as if
he’s thinking about it.
Silence….it’s what I
needed.So I shut down what noise in my life
that I could.I shut down my Facebook
and I stopped blogging.I had to stop
and “listen”.I had to let my ears perk
up so I could hear what God was telling me.Everything was noisy in my life.
There is pain in
life.Sometimes that pain makes me twist
and turn, a little uncomfortable.Like
needles pricking me unexpectedly.Then
there is the pain that just makes me grumble and complain, the kind that makes
me frustrated and upset with where I am.And then there’s pain that silences me.I don’t twist and turn, I don’t grumble and complain, I am humbled.I am aware of my weakness.God says “listen” and the pain makes me still.
Like Zeke I need to perk
up and listen.No matter the source of the noise, God has allowed it.At first when I listen I hear nothing and
hearing nothing is just more pain.But
God said “Be still.”So I continue to
silently listen.If I am patient I then
begin to hear what I need.I hear
grace.I hear mercy.I hear hope.I hear Jesus.Jesus calms, Jesus
brings joy.With the deepness of every
trial, the deepness of God is revealed to me.His presence is even clearer within, like thick air that surrounds
me.I imagine as I lay down that I am cradled
in the palm of His hand.This is what He
wants.So that he can give grace and be
glorified as I walk forward.
I am a wife. I am a daughter (and daughter-in-law). I am a sister (and sister-in-law). I am a friend. I am a Christian. I am a Christian not just because I believe there's a God, but because I accept Jesus Christ. If you don't understand that part of me then ask me!