Saturday, January 28, 2012

Oh, That I Would Listen!


















God speaks loudly through His creation:

Thunder burst forth...
Yet some do not hear.

God remains faithful...

Holding...
Strengthening...
Moving...

Oh that I would listen...

Lord, help me to hear Your still small voice in the midst of each storm!

Last weekend, Doug and I attended a family members wedding. During the vows a long rumble of thunder rolled through the beautiful sanctuary. GOD spoke clearly to my heart through the words above! No matter what I experience in this world, HE is my strength and shield. HE is forever faithful! Sometimes, my mind becomes so cluttered it takes a large rumble of thunder in the midst of profound silence to get my attention.

As I giggled, my much more dignified cousin punched and shushed me. I promptly got myself together and thought, "Yes, my precious LORD, I hear You!" God has a great since of humor. Hearing thunder during a January wedding in South Carolina is quite unusual.

Later, Doug told me he felt God's hand brush his shoulder during the thunder. You might say, "how did he know it was God?" Good question. There was "no one" sitting on the pew behind him. My eyes widened and my heart smiled as I recognized God's presence in each detail of our lives.

By HIS mercy and in the grip of HIS grace,

Andrea Bowling Perdue

~Thank you to each of you who have been praying for Doug and I. Thank you for your continued prayers as we embrace each day seeking HIS complete healing in every area of our lives, especially Doug's body.

14 comments:

Just Be Real said...

Andrea, thank you for sharing. You know, more and more I believe and sense that God is manifesting more and more to people who will listen whether by wind, a brush on the shoulder in a golden cloud. You cannot limit God's presence. He is becoming more real. Blessings and hugs to you.

Renee said...

We have experieced the presence of God in our lives this week too in new and amazing ways. Praying for you and your husband today...

JD said...

Andrea, thank you by my blog today, I will add your husband to my prayers. God Bless...

Warren Baldwin said...

Just had a wedding of our own (my daughter's) and had some unique feelings during it, too.

Praying now for you guys.

Thanks for the thumbs up on the pet pics on fb. Today we added a cat to our pet family. A friend moved and couldn't take her with them, so since our cat died some months ago, we were open for one.

WB

Denise said...

Such a beautiful post.

Diana said...

God does listen and has a great sense of humor to boot. I'm glad that he made his presence know to you and your hubby at the wedding. It's very comforting!
Love and Prayers to you and Doug,Di ♥

Connie Arnold said...

Thank you for sharing the delightful reminder of God's presence in our lives, Andra!

Jeanette Levellie said...

I'm glad you giggled when God thundered--that means you're not afraid of HIM!

And I believe it was the Lord who tapped Doug's shoulder. He heals in many ways; this could be His healing touch for your man.

Love
Jen

Nancy said...

What a wonderful story and sign of God's presence, even when thunder rolls.

Shattered said...

What a real and tangible demonstration of God. Thank you for sharing!

BLUEBUTTERFLY said...

God, our loving Father, is ever present, touching...whispering...reaching...waiting. Yes, Lord, we hear You, we feel You, we seek You...continually and forever in Your presence.

Cathy said...

A precious post, Dear ~ Praying for you and Doug ~ Blessings ~

koralee said...

Oh how we have to listen my friend...hugs to you. xoxo

Precious Gems said...

This post is so lovely Andrea.
Blessings to you and your husband xXx