Thursday, July 18, 2013

Do you hear?

Yesterday as Kenny and I rode through the aspens it was so quiet all you could hear were the aspen leaves moving in the wind.  Immediately my mind went to the story found in 2 Samuel 5, when David ask the Lord about fighting the Philistines.  The Lord replied in verse 24 ~ 
As soon as you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the balsam trees, move quickly, because that will mean the LORD has gone out in front of you to strike the Philistine army."

Does this not just amaze you?  It does me!  I imagine scenes in my mind as I read scripture and I picture King David in prayer talking to the LORD and the LORD answers.  David wasn't surprised the LORD answered he was waiting on the answer and then the LORD tells him to listen to the tops of the trees.  Imagine the army sitting, waiting to attack and all of their ears tuned in to the quiet until the rustle of the treetops!  Yesterday, I was amazed how loud the rustle of the trees in the wind was and I was and am amazed at God's Wonder.  He doesn't do anything in the usual ho-hum way of doing things!  Aren't you glad that we serve a Mighty God that just amazes us daily?  I mean no loud lightning, no powerful storm the movement of the tops of the balsam trees!  I love it and the way God works!  God doesn't work in the way that we expect Him to.  No, He does it in unique, awesome, special ways.  Ways that only He could provide for each of us.

Beginning on August 22, which is a Thursday at 6:00 p.m. at Summer Grove Baptist we will begin to study and to be intentional about being awakened to the nearness of God through the study "Wonderstruck" by Margaret Feinberg.  We will be intentional about the wonders of God and how to be aware of His Mighty Nearness!  I've been working on this study and I am truly becoming even more aware of things such as the wind blowing and scripture coming to mind that God is teaching me something.  I pray that you might join us to grow together, but most of all to grow closer to the LORD.  It is about our own unique journey with the LORD and sharing the wonderful works that He is doing!  He still moves tree tops!

Email if you have questions about the study or would like to join us!  If you can't be with us think about  doing the study alone or with your group.  Also, look for the wonder of the LORD.  Be intentional always ask the LORD to help you see His Wonder!

Sweet blessings,

Also, beginning the Tuesday and Wednesday after Labor Day another study about Joseph will be offered as well.  We will look at the story of Joseph and what we might learn from his journey to help us with ours!  This study will be offered at Noel Methodist at 520 Herndon more on it to come.

1 comment:

Nikole Hahn said...

I love how God answers prayer. Just recently, I won a pair of sandals just as my other pair were beginning to leave bits of itself everywhere. LOL. God is good.