Sometimes I need God to smack me over the head with His direction. I want His plan to be loud and clear.
But that’s not usually how He operates with me.
Usually, I get a sense that I should go a certain way, try an idea out.
It’s barely a whisper, a seed of an idea.
And it comes with a gentle peace.
It’s not a scientific process, and it’s not fail-proof.
It’s a sacred rhythm I’m beginning to recognize.
Last week, I was pulling out of a slump, a dark funk that held on for a few days.
On Monday, I laid out my feelings with my counselor. We mulled and probed concepts like forgiveness…and when it morphs into bitterness and resentment. We explored what it looks likes to draw boundaries, regardless of the waves they make.
On Tuesday, I hung out Google+-style with my God-sized Dream Team prayer warriors. When Christine asked how they could pray for me, I admitted that I didn’t know where my healing journey was going. Did God want me to focus on healing relationships? Did He have internal healing on the docket for now? Or was it something else entirely? I needed direction.
So Elizabeth stepped in and prayed aloud, humble and heartfelt.
Friends, when this team prays, things happen.
I brought in the mail later that day, and there was an envelope from my counselor…an uncommon occurrence. Inside was an article on core healing she had forgotten to give me the previous day. At the end, it suggested a workbook called Core Healing from Sexual Abuse: A Journey of Hope.
Enter the still, small voice…a whisper…a gentle peace.
Enter a chain of circumstances in which all the pieces fell into place. Not only is the book ordered, set to arrive today, but my seeking God’s direction, the intercession of others for it, and my stepping out in faith toward it ushered in a flow a grace.
I don’t know how all the blessings that have followed in recent days are related, except to acknowledge that God is a Father who delights in the smallest details of our lives. He knows us intimately and communicates in ways that resonate deeply and uniquely with each one of us.
Like kicking doors open so I can arrive at Allume a night early to help decorate and fellowship with my God-sized Dream sisters.
Like using my surrender of the idea of ever having a smartphone to bring the gift of financing one to me unexpectedly.
Like the dinner at which two incredible families met in person–my soul friend’s with mine, as she passed just minutes by my home on her way to her daughter’s wedding locale.
Blessings overflowing with details that bring me to the brink of tears because they strike places God knows are uniquely meaningful to me.
Maybe you’re craving direction in your life, whether in a particular situation or in general.
Maybe you’re on a journey of healing and wellness like me.
Can I encourage you in this?
Seek God’s path for you.
Ask others to pray with you.
Step out in faith when an opportunity arises.
Rest in the truth that God delights in you and is waiting to bless you.
How have you seen God at work in your life recently?
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