My kids have often asked me why God doesn’t just “speak” out loud to them. They dont quite undrestand yet, there are many ways to “speak” without using your voice. It was a good way to start a school day of learning how to “speak” without actually using their voice.
It was then after I asked them to show me how to help me understand what they needed without using their voice. Considering that there is still a possibility of my husband losing his voice, it is still freshly relative to us.
My little ones can not write out a sentence yet, they do know basic sign language and can draw pretty decent too. Playing charades is also a fun non verbal way of talking as well.
Latley it seems all my devotions, radio speakers and church are all touching on the same subject. It is then that I realize God is trying to tell me something! Has that ever happened to you? Its like a spiritual slap to the back of the head!
I often see and hear people complaining about life, then see that their actions are not purposefully seeking God either.
Homeschooling has made me very much aware of the term “if you don’t use it, you lose it” same goes for our spiritual life as well. Its an active relationship, if you dont water your house plants they die! If we are not watering our soul, it will shrivel and shrink to nothing, easily blown around when storms of life hit. A strong grounded tree might sway but not uproot in a storm. Is your soul strongly grounded?
Even as my life seems like it is in a hurricane, my tree is still grounded. I have not cursed God for any of it. I have asked what it is he is trying to teach me though. This has been my sign of maturing spiritually. In the past storms I have not responded this way.
Cursing God in difficult times, make difficult times even more difficult. Im sure no one perpousfully wants to make things more difficult. As humans it is easy to fall slave to our emotions instead of faith. Changing our thinking and our actions doesn’t require our emotions. Our emotions can change to respond to our actions!
Which voice will you be listening too during your storm? Your emotions, or the one who can say to the winds to stop!
Mark 4:35-41 (NIV)
Jesus Calms the Storm
35 That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” 36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. 37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. 38 Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”
39 He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.
40 He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”
41 They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”
On our drive to and from Spokane and Reno, there is a part of the trip we encounter windmills. They amaze me for so many reasons, one with how incredibly enormous they are! It is always fun to see them.
We can either be blown and uprooted in the storm, or be like a windmill and gather strength during the storm by tapping into the ultimate power of Jesus!