Listening for God’s Direction


I really need to be more attentive to posting.  This is actually a draft I started in early January.

So many verses, devotions, thoughts, are coming together this morning that I can hardly recall them all, nor contain myself for all the emotion within me.  I saw a video, I thought was from a Max Lucado email.  This video of A Child From Bethlehem, sung by a boys choir, brought tears to me.  I am so upset that I can’t find it anywhere.

2 Chronicles 3, Isaiah 42:1-9…Everything has reference to the events of yesterday when I made the decision to withdraw from college and wait until after my 60th birthday to take advantage of the Senior Citizen discount from $98 to $18 for fees (how frugal of me).

We’re now in the midst of Lent, and I’m in a bit of a tizzy.  Because my poor planning, I haven’t decided what my Lenten discipline should be this year.  I don’t know why I expected that this year would be any different from past years.  I’ve been in depressed state of mind since Mom passed away in October.  I don’t think it’s anything serious, but I know it’s there.  I thought about adding a prayer devotion, but instead, I’ve now added yoga and a walking regimen.  I’ve been such a slug for the past six months and it’s evident that changes need to be made.

My friend Jill, and I, had a most beautiful conversation about praying, being still, and listening for God’s direction.  It so reminded me of Psalm 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God…”  A few years ago my beautiful friend, Donna, gave me a  sign that lives above our dining room windows.  I see it every day.  Pray, and then be quiet, and He will give you his message, maybe not right away, but He will.  Too many times I seem to be hard-of-hearing.  I can only hope that the next time we get together, He’ll speak up a little, or maybe cure my deafness.

Happy Lent.  Listen for the message.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Donna Wood
    Mar 11, 2014 @ 19:57:50

    This is so beautiful, Reno. It so touches me and so do you. Yoga and walking sounds like a perfect Lenten practice. I love you.


  2. Jeremy
    Mar 11, 2014 @ 20:11:25

    Does Lent have to be about sacrificing something? I’m unsure of the rules behind it. If it does, maybe next year, you could sacrifice 10-15 minutes of your time to write. Post something every day during Lent. Then, not only will you be sacrificing of your own time, but you’ll be sharing parts of you with those of us who read your blog and love you.


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