So my morning devotion started off like this. Good morning Lord. I am asking for healing in my wife’s neck and give me a word for this morning… amen ….. that was my prayer. Sorry I am short and to the point. A lot of times my prayers come while I am driving.
Then I read
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS:
This is a time when small corrections will reap big benefits. Don’t overlook anything that grabs your attention even for a moment, for I will show you the power of paying attention to details. And, I will cause the insignificant to become significant, says the Lord. Sharpen your focus to see the tiny things, and magnify your ability to hear my still, small voice. Proverbs 4:1 Hear, my children, the instruction of a father, and give attention to know understanding.
The reason this devo is so important is so many times it is the little things that we see or hear that we wonder if that was the Lord. It is so easy to think “was that God?” or was that just my inner voice. Many times in the morning during my quiet time I will just close my eyes and just be still for five to ten minutes. No prayer, no talking, no reading and no music and then read. It is one of the most peaceful times during my day. Many times that is when I will hear something. That is me though.
Needless to say the devo really caught my attention with everything that has been going on over the last two weeks. So then I read Proverbs chapter 4 which really spoke to me.
Proverbs chapter 4:18- 23 But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn,
Which shines brighter and brighter until full day. 19 the way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know over what they stumble. When does a deceived person know he is deceived? KG 20 My son, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Listen, believe and obey the smallest of whispers KG 21 Let them not escape from your sight; keep them within your heart. Journal and mediate on what you hear KG 22 For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh. 23 Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life. Protect your heart KG
Last thing, This is what I heard at men’s group this morning. if you have been on quest then you have heard the saying “radical obedience always precedes the miraculous,” and I truly believe that, but what I realized this morning during our men’s group is that sometimes just a simple yes can bring radical changes in your life. ( Proverbs 4:18) Almost two weeks ago I said a simple yes and God has moved in His business like I have never seen before. I have seen him move in my relationship with my daughter and my niece. I have seen peace in my heart and a sense of awareness.
John 15: 26 “But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me. 27 And you also will bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning.