Friday, July 10, 2009

When I listen


God always amazes me when I take the time to listen to Him in the everyday things in my simple life here on this earth. I am in constant awe that I actually, every now and again, get it. Or that He even has a speck of time in His day to send me a message, knowing all full and well, that most of what He says to me goes in one ear and right out the other. You see, I’m far to busy with the things of the world and sometimes even consumed trying to figure things out on my own for myself and sometimes I even catch my self trying to figure things out for God as well.

As I am in my office I hear a cry from down stairs, “Mooooom! I don’t get how to fill out this form?” As I yell back, “ Just bring it here and I’ll help you through it.” There it is, that still small voice in my head, coming right back at me from God. “Isn’t that what I say to you?” He lovingly reminds me to bring it to Him. Not only will He figure it out for me, He will help me through it.

I, like my child,
can either sit here and try to figure it out on my own or I, like my child, can cry out for help.

I could make a list a mile long and yet He will still say, “Bring it to me if you can’t do it.”

Don’t you just love how Jesus used the child in the gathering of 5000 people to feed them all. I mean really, this crowd is getting anxious and the disciples are feeling the tingle of losing so many to give an important message to and for what? The small over looked problem of no food to feed this hungry crowd, they may lose an opportunity to share God's word with many people. As we all know, our God wasn’t about to lose his audience to hunger pains in their bellies.

This little boy stands up and offers his lunch and I can only imagine the thoughts of those around who heard this little guy make this meager little offer. Yet our Saviors response was so classic of the God we serve….”Bring the lunch here to me.” He then takes that meager little offering, the littlest bit offered in the greatest amount of Faith and multiplied it beyond anyone’s expectations.

I don’t know about you, but I know that I need God to do that for me every single day of my life. When things are to big and to far out of my reach, it is at this point that I need to turn it over to Him. And then I need to stand back and watch Him multiply my meager little offering into something simply amazing.


I'll bet that little boys mom sure was glad she sent him off with a lunch that day. =O)

19 comments:

marty39 said...

Oh I love this post. Thank you so much for the reminder. I am so guilty of giving it to Him and then taking it back. He has such patience. God Bless. Hugs, Marty

P-Dot said...

Everything I have ever given to God has claw marks on it, except Bobby.
I hope Tanya will read this as she is having a hard time saying Bye to Jeffery and sending him to Iraq next month. She has posted how she can't stop crying for long. I have wept but not with the concern that a Mother has.

Karen said...

One word Christine. Wonderful. Just wonderful.

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Wonderful post. Thanks so much for your thoughts. Love & blessings from NC!

jenjen said...

I love your posts Christine! Thank you for your sweet words!

XOOX
Jen

Lynette said...

Beautiful post Christine...If only we could be like a child.

Joyce said...

Thanks for the thoughts and sweet reminder. Enjoy your weekend.

Sarah said...

Wonderfully written from the heart. I can feel the love of Jesus bubbling over - thanks for sharing it with the rest of us. I, too, am always so busy trying to get things done and just doing it my way that I often times am not still enough to listen to the Lord. It's a struggle I constantly fight against, but with his help, I'll more easily go to him FIRST! :) Thanks for the words, my friend!

Lorrie said...

Very good post Christine. I need to keep reminding myself to look at my problems in the light of God's power instead of looking at God in the shadow of my problems. He can and does multiply what we bring to him.

Sit A Spell said...

Great post...boy oh boy do I have something to lay at his feet. My hubby got an amazing job in FL and he is there now. We all miss him and want to be together soon as we can, but we need a buyer for our home in MI. Pray for that buyer to see and love our wonderful home.

OH...my friend in WA is back to posting on her old blogspot...she just left me a comment. Um, Sean and Cat, I think.

My Sissy really wants to start blogging...I think she will be a writer some day. She always tells me she loves your title! She mentioned again today!

Bless...Shell

Tea With Tiffany said...

Yes, bring it to Him and He will help. I feel like the little boy. Small lunch on my end. Only to let God make it feed many. How often do I prefer to hold on to it and not share because it seems like not enough?

Great post. I see God through the simple, everyday and ordinary.

God bless you.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Love, love this post....What a truth...

Jeanneoli said...

I love this post! So true. I am guilty of way too often trying to figure everything out myself...doesn't work too well...you would think I would learn!

Ms. Tee said...

What a sweet post! I hope you're doing well. Thank you for your prayers for my mom, she is doing better and feeling better. :)

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Christine,
Thank you very much for your swweet B-day wishes my friend.
You're the best!

We bought the colorful cupcakes at a local grocery store called Food Lion. They were so bright they caught my eye too. I just ate the last one...Yummy. LOL!

Have a wonderfully blessed day.
~Warmly, Melissa :)

Blog Stalker said...

Awesome post!

Have a great day!

Atkins Family said...

Thanks for the comment and visit to my blog. We enjoyed Wicked so much my daughter had to have the CD, we enjoy the music. Thanks for the reminder God is always there to lighten our burdens all we have to do is ask. Loved this post.

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Great post! Thanks for the reminder that we need only take it to Him!

Rambling Girl said...

Christine I thought you had quit blogging...so glad to see your around blogland...I have often wondered if anything was wrong..so glad your around!


How are the kids and school going for them?

Guess your pretty busy with you children from Sunday School alot since your kids are all off at school.


Beth

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