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8.30.2021 – Being Ready for the Unexpected

This morning, I had a deeper realization of…

“God, I need You. We need You in this day we are living in!”

How I so desperately need to come before Him at the start of my every day.

How I so desperately need for Him to show me the way.

How I so desperately need Him to speak to my heart—continuously, day and night…

How I so desperately need to be able to see and to hear,

that which I need to know,

in order to grow,

that I may be able to glow with His light.

My God, You so faithfully sing over me,

…what is good, and what is true…

How You draw me closer and closer to You.

“For the LORD your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”

“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”—James 4:8

Our God is a creative, LIVING God, and I love the way He speaks to us in creative ways—through His Holy Word—our firm foundation. By His Spirit, within our hearts—our “truth navigation.”

Through His people, through what we see in His creation, through what He reveals in our dreams…

We need to be able to hear Him in this day!

Perhaps we should be expectant,

perhaps we should become ready,

to clearly see and hear His voice,

to experience His heart

in “unexpected ways”

as we step into each day.

So, I wanted to share a prayer from an article I’ve been working on for ibelieve.com…

A Prayer to Hear God’s Voice in Unexpected Ways

“He uncovers the hidden dimensions from darkness, bringing what is in deep shadow to light.” (Job 12:22 ISV)

“Open my eyes so that I may contemplate wonderful things from Your instruction.” (Psalm 119:18 Holman Christian Standard Bible)

Heavenly Father,

I praise You and I thank You—that You express Your heart, that You express the beauty, and the glory of who You are—that we may KNOW You, here and now.

“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” (Romans 1:20 NIV)

God, Your Word is our firm foundation. Lord Jesus, You’re our solid Rock—our way, our truth, our life, our salvation! And God, I thank You for Your Holy Spirit—our “truth navigation.” How You direct us and lead us into what is true. You give us sight to see, to hear, and to perceive what You are speaking.

It is written, “…blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God” (Matthew 5:8). God I want to see what You are saying, I want to hear what You are showing me. Purify my heart and my senses, that I may be able to clearly see and hear what You are saying…within Your Word, by Your Spirit, through what You illuminate for me to see and to perceive in and through Your creation, and through the pictures that You paint for me to see and hear and perceive within my imagination. Surprise me, Lord, with what You desire for me to perceive from You, in beautiful, unexpected ways! For it is all, that I may know You more.

Amen.

Thank You, Lord. 💖

-Heather 🌺

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