What do I think I’m hearing from God at the moment:
♥ Be still, and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10
This was a fridge magnet given to me around 6 years ago from a long time friend of my Mothers. I don’t know her well, but have always appreciated her encouragement, support and prayers from affar for us.
I appreciated this verse at the time, but have for a while long forgotten it. But it came screaming back to me a week or so ago…
Stop – stand still – take a breath – and know that he is God.
♥ Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV
The day we went to our Church for the first time, this verse was read and shared and given out in Children’s Church where I had taken AB. I didn’t really get it at the time. I still was just walking back in the doors of Church by my own choice in over 10 years. I didn’t yet understand what was going on. But I knew I was meant to be there. I knew deep within my heart and soul.I also knew the very first verse I heard was significant.
The more I read it over that day, week, months ahead it permeated deep into my heart.
It applied to so many of my situations I was in at the time and how I could walk forward in them.
The verse has been a guide ever since and significant.
It came up again at Church a few weeks back and then again at Lifegroup.
It was just a relevant for me know as it was 6 years ago.
♥ So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:17-21 NIV
I was given this verse from my wonderful friend a little randomly at Church maybe nearly a year ago. She mentioned that as she was praying for me she just felt this verse. She wrote it down on a piece of paper and I thanked her and popped it in my bible.
I remember looking it up in my bible at the time. But not really feeling any connection to it at the time. Both from what DS said at the time and her encouraging words or the words in the verse.
But it has stayed in my bible ever since. Other pieces of paper go in my bible and are taken out over time. This one hasn’t.
I found her note in my bible about 1 month ago.
I looked up the verse. Suddenly for the first time, it made more sense. It seeemed to have significance for the life we were in right now. The words spoke truth rather than just ‘nice words’.
Rippon Vineyard, Wanaka – Chapel
Then I was sitting with another friend at church 2 weeks ago. During the sermon, something sparked her to look in her bible for a verse and she wispered this verse to me (I think she was referencing it for something for herself, but it rang volumes for me also).
I didn’t recognise the verse initially, as she was reading from a different bible version. Then it clicked, I think that’s the same verse.
I jumped on my Bible app on my phone and went to the history, and bought up Ephesians 3:17-21 and asked KB what was that verse again she just read. Sure enough it was Ephesians 3:17-21!!
I had great delight in being able to tell her that it was a verse our mutual friend had given me a year ago and I had just been re-reading it again recently.
I know I’ve learnt that prophesies and words are sometimes for right now, sometimes for the future or sometimes just because. But this was my first experience with a word being for what was the future and that it was relevant for me about 1 year latter.
I’m not a preacher. I’m not a pastor.
I’m not even a very good ENLI graduate!
I’m just sharing what I’m hearing.
So I feel that I am hearing these verses, and hearing them in a different way.
That they are just as relevant for my life 6 years ago and they are today. Just as they will be in another 6 years time.
But I’m also feel I’m being reminded about God walking with me.
I KNOW it, but do I feel it?
I feel like this is helping me to feel it.
This is also what I’m hearing about – waiting to hear from God.
I also remember hearing years ago someone talk about….
Soldiers….when they are out in their field…when they are fighting on the front line…when there is gun fire, smoke, pain all around you…when there is chaos…that sometimes the communication line is cut…their radio telephones don’t work…or they are separated from the platoon…so they don’t have that communications link back to the base to receive their next Order from their commander…
Soldiers are trained to if they don’t know, to “Always go back to your LAST Order received from your commander or base”.
This is what I get from this.
When things are in chaos…(life)
When it’s too noisey…
When my communication line is cut…(when I haven’t been communicating with God frequently)
When the chaos separates me from my platoon…(time is overtaking my discipleship links through Church, Lifegroup etc..)
When I can’t hear from my commander/base what to do…(Can’t hear what God is saying because I haven’t given myself time to communicate or listen)
Go back to my last Order…(Go back to the verses he’s given you…go back to the prophesies spoken in truth over your life…go back to what I LAST heard from God and do that!!)
What do you think?
Have you ever heard a word or had a prophesy that wasn’t for now, but sometime in the future?
Had a verse that has carried you through your life?
Feel like you haven’t been hearing from God and have gone back to your “last order” (word or prophesy)?
I honestly can’t exactly recall who spoke this above about the Soldiers and Communication as I would like to kinda vaguely reference it, and I won’t have the words correct.
It also may have even been two across two separate sermons, about the ‘Soldiers last orders’, and the bit about the ‘communications link’, but I’ve put it together in my thinking as it speaks so much truth.
So I can’t reference it correctly, but my best guess it is possibly could have been from Pastor Bruce Bell or Rolf Hart.