Sunday, January 31, 2010

Keeping an Ear Open

I love Sundays!

Mine began with worship--two choirs singing to the rafters-- continued with fellowship--great friends who follow us from the patio to the parking lot--and ended with kinship--time with the newly dubbed "core four" on a beach walk and talk time at the table.

Although we were bummed at having to send my niece, Kathryn off on her next chapter, the blessing of the day came as Allie shared her desires for the future with me. Ironically, (because we'd let her sleep in and skip church) her sentiments echoed the very sermon we'd heard and she'd missed.

Not only did I get to recap it for her but, I also got a reminder of how God speaks to us. To the authentic Christian, "coincidences" are more than what meets the eye. When I am listening for direction or praying for wisdom, the simple timing of a comment and a point in a sermon can indicate God's voice in answer to me.

I am being intentionally cryptic to keep Allie's confidence. But suffice it to say that when we listen with ears to hear, God speaks. Praise Him for that!

Then Jesus said, "He who has
ears to hear, let him hear." Mark 4:8-10

If any of you lacks
wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. James 1:4-6

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. James 4:7-9


  1. Yes. Lately, in the midst of the valley, I've been amazed to see how much God is speaking in real ways, confirming his Word over and over again.

    Didn't your mother have a neat little phrase for these moments?

  2. I am a firm believer that there are no coincidences. Glad that you and your niece are able to hear God when he speaks to you.