Thursday, March 12, 2009

Listen

"She has a beautiful voice. "

Usually when you hear that said, it is being said about someone who is singing. In this case however, I am just talking about a voice. I am talking about this girl who gave her testimony during our Youth Revival. This same girl who participated in skits during the same revival. Now if you checked the link above you know by now how unusual that is. You can certainly read about her there. But here, I am going to talk about her voice. Since she doesn't (didn't) talk to me for all this time, I was excited to hear her this week. As we watched the skits that she and the other kids did a great job in, I listened particularly to her parts. I turned my head slightly so as to hear every syllable of what she said. I paid attention to how she made different sounds. How she said her R's and the accents she put on her words. Later I thought about how that should be how we listen to our Heavenly Father. Turn our heads to just the right spot so as to not miss a thing. Listening expectantly and in wonder as we hear what is said. Processing every syllable and loving the sound of it. Being blessed to tears by what we hear. It is amazing how that miracle encouraged me to listen to the voice of God. He has so many things to tell us that will bless us abundantly above all that we could ask or think. We just need to listen expectantly waiting to hear to sound of His voice. What is it that He has to say to us? What is it that we dont want to miss? Listen intently to Him and see what He will bless you with today. Thanks for that lesson for us Shelbi!

4 comments:

Penny said...

That was SO sweet! You made my eyes water.

Penny said...

PS You don't know how thrilled I am that I FINALLY get to share this special kid with everybody I love! It is amazing to see these reactions from everyone and know how much she's loved! This was such an awesome ride of faith. Shelbi stepped out of the boat-- now that's faith! I've been on cloud 9 since Monday and I'm wondering what He has in store next!

M J said...

How beautiful! I have tears in my eyes as I type this. When I was teaching, one of our children was a selective mute, and it was so difficult to see him struggle with communication! Praise God for Shelbi

Penny said...

I rectified it in my comment section. SO sorry! He was SO cute! He still is-- but don't tell him and embarrass him. =)