His leading. Yes the first few days were pretty uncomfortable, but I made it through relatively unscathed. Once I made it through and really felt like I could take my thoughts off the discomfort and onto what God has in store for me, movement began. First, was a challenge with youngest. Something as simple as not making the time to do her hair one morning upset her considerably. As the day went on I sensed there was MUCH more to the issue than I really understood, and God in fact revealed to me what her thoughts were. When she came home from school I began talking with her, and she turned to tears. A very real part of her heart was being touched by God and it was like she was amazed that I knew something, she was unwilling to discuss. Aaaaah, I’m so thankful God spoke to my heart and I didn’t dismiss her as being over emotional.
The second incident came with a gal I don’t know all that well, but I kept sensing she was looking for a church home. I had been putting it off because I didn’t want to come across as super-religious. God opened the door, I finally asked, and I was extremely overwhelmed with God’s presence. It was almost too much to bear, and I told Him so. It worked out that she made it to church service and fell in love with the church home. I pray she continues to go and grow and is supported by a wonderful church family.
times lately, but does her absolute best to forge on, put on the smile and be who she thinks a lot of people expect her to be. A recent incident took place and I could sense the pain she felt as I looked in her eyes, although she was doing her best to conceal it. The next day, I began sharing with her my heart (which is God’s heart) on the matter and she too turned to tears. How could I possibly know her heart, when she intentionally tried to conceal it? God knows, sweetie, God knows.
Finally, God compelled me to reach out to a gal simply following along in the challenge, but who never officially signed up. She too had a need I would have otherwise been unaware of. This is how GOOD GOD IS. On the flipside of the positives also exists a negative. There is a particular circumstance in my life, God has made clear I need to keep my distance from. I let it get the best of me and ignored the directive. Ugh…. My heart has been broken yet again. My mind twirling. My body feeling it. When I look to God over the matter, His reply, “I’m trying to protect you. Your heart is so intertwined in the situation, you get wrapped up in the pain it brings, and are unable to help others begin to turn from their own pain.” I see it. I see why it is so important to listen and honor His Word.
As I continue forward on this journey, my theory continues to be confirmed. The less junk I have in my life, the more sensitive I become to the Holy Spirit’s leading. The more sensitive to His Spirit I become, the more others around me sense His presence and experience His love. Praise God for moving me into what I call the sweet spot. Praise God’s Spirit for empowering me to move forward, and blessing me with understanding when I don’t sit tight when He needs me to!
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