Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Do you know who you are talking to?

Now being a girl who likes to talk...yeah I know that just shocks many of you, I have done a whole lot of talking to God.

Talking at Him.

Talking to Him.

Talking with Him.

You see there are days in which I don't have it all put together. There are days in which for me to truly get to the point where we are communicating...mainly to the point where I am listening I have to let some stuff go.

There are days when the angry, bitter, frustration, worry, fear, doubt, pride...has to be laid that then I can truly communicate with God.

You see I believe our God, the One in which we are communicating is big enough to take what we have for Him. I believe we have to lay it down and hand it over to Him, because if we don't then its still there...and still in the way of truly communicating with Him.

Spend a few minutes thinking about who you are talking to.

The God who created all. Yes all. He created you. He designed you. He knows you.

He knows you right now. He loves you right now.

He isn't shocked by anything you say....He knew it was coming!

You see I believe He is big enough to take what needs to be let go of in us...the stuff in the that we can truly communicate with Him.

So will you join me today and allow Him to take it?

Dear Jesus there is so much noise in my mind and heart right now. I bring the worry that I have as a wife that I am respectful in all things and that the words of my mouth are to lift up my husband not tear him down, I come to bring the worry that I am not being everything I am supposed to be as a mom because I feel pulled in so many directions, I come to bring the the doubt and fear that I have that I will 'do an okay job' tomorrow as I lead our new Bible study j, I bring the over booked schedule and ask You to clear what needs cleared. I bring the pride that sticks so close please continue to peel it off, on my mind and in my heart are so many friends and family members who are hurting, physically, emotionally and spiritually. I know all of this is noise and chaos, and is in the way of You Lord! Lord will You take all this and replace it with more of You? Please Jesus, I love You-Amen

"Our God says, "Calm down, and learn that I am God!" Psalm 46:10 (CEV)

I believe with that stuff gone...things will be a little quieter in our minds and hearts and we will hear His voice.

We will be communicating with Him.


~*~KIMBERLY~*~ said...

Yes, LORD. Here I am. You made me. I ask You to calm me spirit so that I can hear You talking to me. I don't want to just talk at You. I want to talk with You. Thank You Jesus. Amen.

Sue J. said...

Scripture says that God is greater than our hearts! And we do need to empty our hearts of the things that make us blind to the way of God's working in us.

Beth Moore made a wise statement in talking about being human. God created us to be full. We seek to be full, to live fully. Problem is, we don't always fill ourselves with the right things, right?

Thankfully, His Spirit is in us! But we need to empty ourselves of that which keeps the Spirit from completely filling us--and that includes anxiety! "Do not be anxious about anything, but through prayer and petition--with thanksgiving--present your request to God...." because He is greater!

Prayers for a Spirit-filled day, Nichole, and that you would know His presence as you launch a new study!

Carol Conway-Fleisher said...

What a wonderful blog post. I so needed to hear this today. Thanks for sharing. I like your blog.

Lori said...

Abiding in Him. Filled up with Him. Peace ~ Everything around us comes and goes, but with Him, the peace is a gift, a lasting gift that He freely gives us. Less of the chaotic-ness, and more of His calming Spirit guiding us along.

Thank you Nichole for digging deep and seeking Him out in your busy day. He loves your eager and obedient heart. And so do all of us in blog land! Hugs, Lori

Donnetta said...

I SO appreciate this post! I have often found myself echoing these same sentiments.

He made us with emotions so of course He understands those emotions.

All through the Psalms the writers wrestled with so many thoughts, frustrations, and emotions.

However, I have to remind myself that I can't stay there.

In the end it needs to ultimately come back to... He is God and I will praise Him, just as I find in the Psalms.

You are so right, it is only as I empty myself of me and turn my focus in praise and recognition of who He is that I am able to truly hear Him.

This was fabulous!