Sunday, August 31, 2008

Something to ponder...

I have often commented that I wish God would just talk to me in audible terms. How awesome it would be to hear His voice! My Bible study from the book to the right prompted me to ask what I would want to hear from God. Would it be directional words for my life or instructional words for affirmation of my faith walk and ministry calling? Would it be relational words of His grace and forgiveness for my failures and short comings? What would I want the first words from God to be on my ears?

As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased." ~Matthew 3:16-18


Friends...after reading this and no matter how much the other stuff I listed is important to me nothing could be more important than hearing these relational words "This is my daughter, whom I love; with her I am well pleased."

How about you?


7 comments:

much2ponder said...

I couldn't agree more, and as I was reading this was the very scripture verse that popped into my head. Thank you for this thoughtful post. I prayer of blessings went up for you today.

heartreflections said...

I would love to hear the words, "Well done good and faithful servant, well done." But I guess that would tell me my life was over. If I could hear Him now - during life - I guess I would choose instruction... such as go here, or do that. I love how we hear in the Bible when God tells people to go somewhere and meet a particular person. I wonder what that would be like. I was reading in 1 Samuel last night about the annointing of Saul. I wonder how Samuel actually heard God or if it was that still-small voice. hmmmm

Yolanda said...

Pamela,

I honestly, don't think there is anything that would touch your and my souls like those words. Sister, what a glorious time we are going to have, and we continue to have, because Jesus' Blood has washed us clean!

I love you, and He loves you!

Yolanda

Paula (SweetPea) said...

Those are the words I believe all of us would want to hear. Of course, if we hear those words, then they would also serve as affirmation that we did make the right choices in calling, ministry and our life. Even if we chose this ministry and He desire us to do this ministry, to still hear those words means we did well in whatever ministry, life, or calling...even IF not the exact one He tried to direct us to.

Of course, while still on this earth, oh how I would love me some directional words in regards to my life.

Short, sweet, powerful.
Thanks, Pamela.
I'm thinking I just may have to put this Anonymous on my long to do/read list.
Paula

Pat said...

I love so much, what you have said Pamela.

I so often find myself longing for an audible, unmistakable day to day voice that says..."go this way Pat" Say YES to that" "Do NOT do that"!!

He is a loving, yet complex God, so wise in His knowing that our need for His voice would lead to our urgency for intimacy with Him.

But when it's all been said, and it's all been done..
His words of love face to face will make all things pale in comparison,
Blessings to you,
Pat

Amy said...

"This is my daughter, whom I love; with her I am well pleased."

Sigh.

Those words would be sweet to my ears, especially during times of my life when I just don't know what to do or what to make of the situations going on around me.

On my "Blogger's Studio" I ask my guests the question, "When you arrive at the Pearly Gates, what would you like to hear God say to you?".....I have thought about my answer for that question as well, and I think I would like to hear Him say, "Come here sweetie, and give your Father a hug! I've missed you!"

Sigh.:)

I'm looking forward to digging into this study.

God Bless,
Amy:)

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

I'm so glad that many are catching onto this book. I've read it no less than 6 times and after completing the Bible study, only feel like I am beginning to get a grip on the entire concept of hiddenness. We have 52 women signed up for the study at our church to begin in a week. I sure would appreciate your prayers as I seek to lead and to give God's message and blessing of hiddenness to these women.

peace~elaine