Stories of a good God

How to start …

In the midst of the busyness of getting ready for children to school from home, making decisions for a child to proceed with elective surgery or not, running around, collecting,  dropping, and shopping … God calls.

“Breathe,” he said. “Stop and sit with Me,” He said.

To be honest I have struggled with quiet time with God, I have beeb overstretched for so long, yet I have felt an immense stirring, a calling, a wooing, and shifting of gears, a new day dawning.

Regardless, of the “things to do” swirling, I stopped.

I worshipped.

I sat.

I breathed.

I listened.

As I listened I felt Him say “reach for your note book and write what I tell you”, and so I stilled my mind, I stilled my heart, I took up my pen and as I did, he gave me a list.

Some of the list was what I needed to do that day, while other points I wrote were battle plans to be implemented as He directed.

I wrote dot point ideas for businesses we purchase goods, or services from, that may struggle in this current climate (eg: skype lessons for the ballet children to keep the ballet school afloat); reach out to the elderly nuns that live up the street and offer them help; skype my family, and set up skype groups to celebrate birthdays with family (some who live interstate, others who live in the States); see my elderly mum through her window (she’s nearly 90 and self isolating at home – haven’t done that yet, but may when she turns 90), and the list went on … including the words:

IT’S 11:11 THE HEROES OF FAITH TIME

I put my book down and actioned the first thing to do, and as the last few days have passed, each of the things I have listed have been able to be actioned. Some of the action points have had to be very intentional and have taken time and effort (arranging in-laws family and my family skype connections, group chats, and FaceTime connections); whereas, others have come about as I have gone about my day, (saw one of the nuns on the street today as I drove and pulled over and offered to pop our numbers in their letter boxes in order to be a source of help if need be).  It hasn’t been difficult, but it has been very intentional.

Regardless of my emotions, I have chosen to stop listen and act, because we are the light in the world, a town built on a hill (Matthew 5: 14-16). That’s not to say I haven’t sat down and cried (I did a few days ago) … the cry was after a day I had served and encouraged others and had not refreshed in God … Mmmm – there is a lesson in that one for this girl!

However, after the cry, I pulled on my big girl boots, and kept going, because I was born for such a time as this …

As were you!

And so I ask you, what is God saying to you?

Breathe …

And then what?

Be in faith, walk in wisdom, and be the light you are because …

God IS Good!

 

Comments on: "Breathe – God is Good! (It’s 11:11 heroes of faith time)" (5)

  1. This is so relatable. He has told me to slow down and spend time in his presence. To take care of my needs before stretching myself thin for others. Whatever is done comes from a place of rest in the Lord. My focus is the Lord, with praise and thankfulness. He fights my battles.

    Blessings to you and your family!

  2. pugglecute said:

    Well done! xx

    >

Leave a Reply

Tag Cloud

%d bloggers like this: