Don’t you sometimes wish God would just talk out loud?
A few nights ago, my husband and I were supposed to volunteer for the Compassion table at The Roadshow concert. But I was thinking about not going.
I am 3 weeks post surgery and I’m not supposed to be standing for long periods of time plus I feel pretty wiped out every night by evening. Add to that it had been a dreary cloudy day and they were calling for a lot of rain that would make driving an hour and a half to and from the concert miserable.
I decided to tell my husband about my thoughts on not going but before I could speak he said, “I sure am looking forward to going to the concert tonight!”
So you guessed it, I kept my thoughts to myself and we went to the concert.
Upon arriving we were met by a lot of our friends we’ve made over the years who also work these events and suddenly I was happy to be there.
We then had training and prayer and we were soon off to our assigned table… A table on the floor inside the concert. Most people only visit the table during intermission so that means we pretty much got to watch the whole concert in what I would consider some of the best seats in the house!
Now I want to get off subject for just a minute…. Hopefully, this will all come together and make sense soon.
For quite some time now I have this odd feeling that God is stripping me down bringing me back to the basics. I’ve been a little mixed up about why when I follow His lead things don’t go like I thought they would go.
Now add this – Volunteering with Compassion has always been something I feel very passionate about but for about a year God had been leading me in a different direction which felt strange to me. And then this past December I started feeling Him pulling me back toward Compassion.
Add to that the story about my blog I told you a few days ago and it’s a recipe for confusion
Now back to the concert…
I am sitting there watching the concert (they gave me a chair! Yay!), Natalie Grant comes on stage with a powerful message about wanting Jesus more than anything and then she sings the song ‘More than Anything.’ The words go – Help me want the Healer More than the healing, Help me want the Savior, More than the saving, Help me want the Giver, More than the giving, Oh help me want You Jesus.
I had never heard that song until that moment… Add this to the stuff I wrote earlier- A lot has been going on in my life for what seems like a really long time from all sides of life. I keep living my life for Jesus yet bad stuff just keeps happening and there is really nothing I can do about any of it except keep praying and stay close to Jesus.
Which I do do.
Natalie sang more songs all of which had God speaking to me through them and then she started singing ‘How Great Thou Art’ and I started to sing along. I could totally feel God speaking to me about what I am supposed to do…the writing, Compassion… the junk in my life.
At that moment I was laying it all down and then I said to him, “God, it would be so much easier if you would just speak out loud to me,” and I heard Him in my mind say, “It’s time to get to work and get some kids sponsored” and then at the same exact time I felt a tap on my shoulder and heard the words “it’s time to get back work and get some kids sponsored” coming out of my husbands mouth.
I was suddenly jarred back into the room… strangely I never really realized that I had totally forgotten the rest of the people there. For in the previous moments it had only been me and God. The lights were coming on now and people were coming up to the table to sponsor kids. I looked across the table and saw a woman who I had been talking to at the beginning of the concert who had been unsure about sponsoring as a child, she was now turning in a packet because she was sponsoring!!
I knew without a doubt this was where I was supposed to be. I can’t even begin to explain the peace that washed over me.
The peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7
How Great God is!
Since my surgery, I haven’t been to a church service in 3 weeks. I was sick for 2 Sundays and then church was canceled another Sunday because of snow.
Today it felt so good to get to church and imagine my surprise (not) when we sang “How Great Thou Art
Happy Music Monday to you!
What song has moved you recently? Share it in the comments or on your blog and then link in the comments.