Sunday, March 27, 2011

A Voice in the Storm

I just want to say that I believe that God does talk to us if we listen to Him. He may not talk audibly so that we can literally hear Him like we hear each other. But I believe that He talks to us from within. That would be from our conscience, or you can say it is from your heart and/or a gut feeling or through someone else or something you read. I believe that God can use pictures, stories and events from our past to try to reach us. I also believe that He brings Angels into our lives for a reason. I believe that we show our faith when we believe in God and listen for Him. Don't you think that it shows just a little more faith when we believe without having to have an actual physical encounter with God/an Angel??? Remember when you were a child and one of your parents said "trust me". If you did trust them based on their experience or knowledge, you had faith in them without having the actual experience and doing what they were asking you not to. I don't know exactly what happened to Kody while he was out in that snow storm, but it was real to him. That's all that matters. Maybe some of these stories do seem unreal and unbelievable, but I know one thing for sure, I am thankful that I and none of my children or their spouses have ever been in these situations. I am sure that a lot of situations like these do not turn out so well. It sure is nice to know that God is there for us no matter what. Psalm 107 talks about being thankful! It talks about people who ask God for help and He helps them. It talks about people who have turned their back on God and when they have no where else to go and turn to God, He answers them.


  1. Well, this blog made me wonder... have I ever heard God's voice? Did I ever have a gut feeling or an encounter that could have been God telling me what to do or advising me? And it made me think back to the year when Reggie and I were broken up. That year I was constantly doubting my decision to end things with Reggie. I was constantly comparing the other guys I dated to Reggie. I also had a persistent brother who constantly found ways to bring up Reggie in our conversations. And at that point all I wanted to do was move on I can't help but think that the gut feeling I had, and even Jacob, was all God's doing. Since Reggie and I got back together 6 years ago and even more so in the last month with our beautiful new baby I cannot believe how lucky I am to have him in my life and how truly blessed I am. If I hadn't followed that gut-feeling, I might have missed out on all of this.

    Was there a time in your life when you thought God was "talking" to you to show you the way?

  2. Ha ha - when I first started reading this post, I thought it was Greta writing, since it was her turn - got me when it talked about kids and spouses - I was like, "what the heck??"
    And Kristen - I totally think you had a feeling that came from a knowing God - but if we all listened to Jake, I'd be married to someone else - a persistent brother definitely does not indicate an accurate brother - maybe obstinate and bullheaded would be better :)
    I am thankful for what God has given us. I think certain things happen to get us where we are today. For instance, I was all ready to re-enlist in the military the summer I met Chris. The military made a mistake and didn't have my paperwork ready - which gave me one more month to be with Chris and decide not to re-enlist. I kind of have this same feeling about going to school - things just aren't adding up anymore - so maybe it's time to be done (for which I'd also be thankful!). There are lots more things I'm thankful for, the list could go on and on...

  3. I shared this story with Jayne already but thought I'd share it with you all. Last month I was walking to my car in a parking lot and a kid in his teens walks up to me and asks me to do him a favor. He asked me to drive him to Kwik Trip, and all I heard in my head was Jayne's voice saying "don't you dare Meghan! I will be upset with you if you do." So I told him that I was sorry but because I didn't know him I just didn't feel comfortable doing it. But I think when we make decisions like that because we hear someone's voice in our head telling us it's either a good or bad idea - or a gut feeling - that could be our sign/voice from God.