Lately I have been having some amazing dreams. When I wake up I can remember every detail and there are people that I love and know in them that causes me to reach out to them. I have even journaled about one of them, so I won’t forget about God’s faithfulness to speak and reveal Himself to me. Last night was no exception. I was in a deep sleep having another detailed dream when the sound of the fire alarm awoke me. Three loud beeps and then it stopped. “What was that” my husband asked. “I think it was the fire alarm.” He got up to check on the girls and the house. The girls were not even stirred awake. They were still in their deep realm of sleep snoozing away. There was no evidence of fire or distress in the house, so Ryan made his way back to bed. Both of us drifted back to sleep. We had probably been resting for 20 minutes and the fire alarm went off again. The same three loud beeps now had me awake and wondering what was going on. This was not the annoying little beep that goes off when your battery is low. It was the full blown fire alarm that set off all of the alarms in the house that went off three times and then stopped.
I began to pray and ask God to protect our home. I also asked Him to give me insight as to why it was going off. You’ll never believe what I felt Him speak over me. “Pay attention to the warnings I am giving you.” This was loud and bold and received. You see, I had been disobedient to the Holy Spirit right before going to bed. He had nudged me to go to bed and not speak the words that were in my head to my Ryan. My feelings were hurt over something ridiculous of course but instead of listening to the nudge to not speak, I chose to speak them anyways. This of course brought on more hurt instead of healing. Why do we insist at times to go our own way as if our way was better? It was fitting that the verse of the day yesterday from the YouVersion Bible App was from Proverbs 13:3:
“Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin.”
Listen guys, I know this is out there for many of you and you may think that I am a little crazy, but our God speaks to us in many ways if we will pay attention. He can use dreams, he can use random fire alarms, he can nudge us to be quiet but if we aren’t willing to listen we can miss out on God’s very BEST for us. I don’t want to miss what He has for me. I am grateful that He continues to pursue me even when I am disobedient and wrong. I love how He continues to speak and reach out to me in love. Listen to what I read this morning in today’s Jesus Calling:
“I want My Body of believers to be radiant with the Light of My Presence. How I grieve when pockets of darkness increasingly dim the Love-Light. Return to Me, your FIRST LOVE! Gaze at Me in the splendor of holiness, and My Love will once again envelop you in Light.”
“Above all, love each other deeply; because love covers over a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8
I was a jerk to my husband yesterday. A moment of darkness caused me to stumble. He didn’t deserve it and my faithful God tried to keep me from being a jerk. I didn’t listen. Even after I rebelled and went my own way, He continued to speak through a faulty fire alarm, “Pay attention to the warnings I give you.” He’s a GOOD GOOD FATHER! I hear Him. Maybe He’s trying to speak to you too. He’s gentle and kind and wants nothing but the BEST for you. Lean in and listen, trust Him and obey. Make your wrongs right by saying your sorry too! He is faithful to forgive! I will be saying I’m sorry today to Him and to my love. I will go back to loving deeply! I love that LOVE covers a multitude of sins. That’s AMAZING! Hugs to ALL! #truth #gloryup
Thank you for sharing your heart and your faith. It’s so encouraging other people are transparent with their own struggles and for you bot own struggles and shortcomings, because it gives everyone else hope . This is a great message! Even David in the Bible had many shortcomings, however because he was on a journey of faith, he always tried to please God and he was called a man after God’s own heart. Love you and I know that you make God proud of you every day.
Cathi/Ricky Brown said:
Love this sweet girl. So sweet to share. All truth! I love all your news about your sweet family! Both my kids had Linda. I taught both of hers. Teachers have a sweet bond when we’ve had their kids. So sweet to read such wisdom after watching you go through school and being friends with Heather. And the meeting of you and Sheri finding a common ground in Jesus Love. Thanks Gennie for sharing your heart♥