teach me your way, Lord, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name... psalm 86:11

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

when God speaks...

I have a pretty insatiable addiction to a little website we like to call Pinterest… heard of it?! Oh, you’re addicted too?! Glad I’m in good company… Seriously, it’s like the perfect storm of all my favorite things- it’s a pretty amazing little world. Yet I can’t help but think that when Paul said, “Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things…”, he didn’t mean play on Pinterest for hours on end! If only…

One of my boards on Pinterest is specifically for quotes that inspire, encourage, remind… I have a lot of them… quotes are another of my guilty pleasures! This is one of my recent finds:

Two thoughts came to my mind with this one-
1. The power of our words we speak to each other.
2. The power of God’s Word over us.

I already posted a blog on the power of what we speak into each other’s lives… that our words can either bring life or death… so I’ll just let you read that one if you want rather than be redundant in my posts. I will say this, though, as a girl whose primary love language is words of affirmation- speak kindness and encouragement whenever you can to those around you. It takes very little effort but it could have an infinite scope of bringing light and life to a broken world.

So onto my second thought, the power of God’s Word over us… here’s what I love about this- God has an uncanny knack for giving us the perfect word… the perfect bit of encouragement or promise or even challenge… at the perfect time to fill the exact spot where our heart is lacking. Who better to provide nourishment for our soul than the creator of it, who knows our heart so intimately and can discern its needs better than even we can? It doesn’t have to be some new profound thought or a deep theological discourse… it’s usually just a little nugget, a simple truth, that He whispers gently to you to remind you He’s there… fully present where you are… and that He’s walking with you on this journey. This is a facet of God’s grace that I’m truly thankful for- that He speaks truth into our lives for wherever we are at.

May we have ears to hear today… and a heart open to the sweet words Jesus wants to fill it with…


  1. Until I started teaching my class on hearing God's voice, I didn't realize the fullness of the statement "may we have ears to hear." So often, we forget that we have ears that can tune into Him at any moment. Thank you for this reminder that He has equipped us with all that we need to hear Him speak.

  2. "Who better to provide nourishment for our soul than the creator of it, who knows our heart so intimately and can discern its needs better than even we can?" Only God, that's for sure! Great post, thank you :)

  3. Oh, love love love your snap and quote - sensational!! I just started a new blog hop with this idea in mind. Hope you will pop over and check it out :) ..... so nice to find your lovely blog. Am your newest follower.

  4. Hello :)

    I have so far avoided the temptation to pop on over to Pinterest and have a look around - because I know how easily I get sucked into things! Instead - I have chosen to concentrate on the rest of your blog - and consider words - the speaking of encouragement to others and the hearing of such words from God. I need to work at both - thank you for reminding me of this :)


  5. Hi Denise - love this post, especially where you say "God has an uncanny knack for giving us the perfect word" God's word can get you right in the heart. I also want to say thank you for linking up with me on my Winsome Wednesday bloghop. I really appreciate it and look forward to your joining again next week.
    God bless

  6. I'm a word of affirmation love language, too - and I so agree that what we speak is what we get - and I so love the moments when those "simple truths" "fill the exact spot where our heart is lacking." Not too big that we can't manage - but so perfect! Just what my morning needed to hear!