Shannon’s down with a migraine and the Satellite is out (due to a decent snow storm). What’s a guy to do? Have his kids color and try to do some studying!
Sometimes I lose track of just how “connected” I am. Times like these I realize just how much more I hear God when there’s silence rather than the TV going, kids running around, and work on my desk. These times give me a greater respect for 1 Kings 19. I try to surround myself in a cloak of business for protection expecting God to come in the form of a great wind, or an earthquake, or a fire, when all along He’s whispering.
Too often do I find myself longing for a miraculous sign, a pillar of fire, directing me which way to go and what to do. When all along He’s whispering to me, all I need to do is quiet myself and my surroundings and listen. With the church plant getting closer I really need to get away to my quiet place for a few days of prayer and study. This isn’t my church plant, this is God’s and I need to make sure it stays that way. If it’s God’s church plant, I need to make sure it’s going the direction He desires.
But it’s not just the church plant that is his. I gave Him my life, seemed only fitting since He gave His son for me. So if my life is going to go His way, I need to know what He wants for me. I think a short trip to my quiet place is coming here soon. If you don’t have a place where you can get away in piece and quiet, I would suggest finding one. When I feel lost and forgotten I can spend a day or two with no TV, no radio, no people, just me, the Bible, and God. Prayer, fasting, and reading the Word. It’s absolutely amazing what happens. I always leave knowing what I need to do, what God wants, and how much He loves me.