When God is speaking

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I knew this day would come. God is leading me away from blogging weekly. For the last 9 years I’ve been blogging intermittently but steady for the last four. I have made lots of friends. I am thankful for each one who is following this blog.

How did I get to this point? For 20 years I have had fibromyalgia. Praise God I don’t anymore! Now I have the energy to do activities that take stamina. Isn’t that amazing!  

What am I doing now? In the fall, I will be leading a Bible study course called Precept upon Precept. I was leading this study when I got sick. I loved what I was doing. I love seeing people get into the Word and the Word getting into them. But I also know how much time it takes to lead. It’s a big commitment.

My bout with fibromyalgia has gone into remission, but one health issue persists. I have trouble with my memory. Leading a Bible study with memory problems seems insurmountable to me.

Recently, I read a booklet entitled:  Is God Speaking to Me?¹ The author writes about people in the Bible who had a major issue. “If you answer yes to the question Is it beyond me? chances are God is speaking.”²

She goes on to say, if an undertaking seems impossible, it is God who is leading the charge. Why?

If the venture is successful there is no doubt why. It is totally a work of God, and He gets the glory.

A Bible character I relate to is Abraham. His impossible issue was his age. God had promised that he would be a father of nations.³ Yet Abraham and his wife Sarah were still childless at age 100 and 90, respectively.

Even so, Abraham believed God. “Therefore, it was also credited to him as righteousness.”† Abraham became the Father of the Faithful, of all who by faith “believe in Him [God] who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead, He [Jesus] who was delivered over because of our transgressions and was raised because of our justification.” Romans 4:24-25 NASB

How does this apply to me? Do I believe that God can work through this older woman, with memory issues? Yes, I do! Then I will obey because …

I am fully assured that what God has promised, He is able to perform.
From Romans 4:21 (NASB)

What is God’s promise to me? It is the same as He asked Sarah, when she doubted, in her old age that she would have a baby:

“Is anything too difficult for the LORD?”
Genesis 18:14 NASB

“Ah Lord GOD…Nothing is too difficult for You.”
Jeremiah 32:17

Be Ye Glad!

¹“Is God Speaking to Me?” by Lysa Terkeurst
²“Is God Speaking to Me?” by Lysa Terkeurts, p., 36; booklet from What Happens When Women Say Yes to God, 2007; Harvest House Publishers; Eugene, Oregon
³ Romans 4:18; Genesis 15:5
† Romans 4:22 (NASB), Genesis 15:6

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Lena Rae
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Author: Lena Rae

I love Jesus! He is my eternal hope, fullness of joy, calm in the storm and so much more. I enjoy reading, cooking, blogging and bird watching. I have two wonderful kids and a loving husband. God is good.

6 thoughts on “Obedience”

  1. Times and seasons…. and isn’t it wonderful God’s ways are not ours, and He will so often choose us when we don’t think we are capable??

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  2. This is fabulous news, Lena. Praise God that He has healed you of your disability and is now calling you to follow Him on another path to share His love. I’ve loved reading your posts and God will be with you wherever you go. Blessings to you. x

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    1. Thank you for the encouragement. It is a big undertaking that overwhelms me at times but then it is only God who will get the praise and glory. “Not unto us O Lord, not unto us but to Your name give glory because of Your love and faithfulness.”

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