Jan 24, 2012

It Don't Get No Better Than This!

There is nothing any better to me than to sit down with my cup of coffee in hand and read, journal, study Bible study and just relax. Love it! I have many devotionals that I pull from but one that I use on a regular basis is "Experiencing God" by Henry & Richard Blackaby. I've not only taken this study but have taught the workbook. This is a book or workbook study that I think every Christian needs to take. I have the paper back book of this as well and I use it so much for devotionals. I've referenced to it so many times that I actually know the page numbers of some of the things I want to go back and look at. This morning while doing my devotional I came across something that just sort of jumped out at me! I've read it many times already but this morning it LEAPED off the page! God is so cute like that isn't He? He knows what we need when we need it. 

With coffee in one hand and my book in the other God began speaking to my heart.....

The piece I was reading was speaking about when the Holy Spirit speaks something to our hearts then it's our job to do something with it. We are not to just sit and 2nd guess God nor allow what He has spoken to us to just lay dormant. We are to act upon it. If we don't we give Satan time to steel that away from us.  "What you do after the Holy Spirit speaks will have enormous consequences for you and THOSE AROUND YOU!
Did you see that? So many times we launch ourselves into a debate type of discussion with God questioning the correctness of His directions. We are so busy debating with Him that we miss it! And guess what? That means someone else will miss it too! 
If God speaks to your heart that you need to call someone today and invite then to church... Do it! If you don't then someone else probably will. And it may not a Bible, Believing, Teaching, Church! 


If God speaks to your heart that He has a ministry for you to do at church or in your community....Do It! That ministry for the Lord is not only for you but for so many others! Someone may come to know Jesus as their Savior ONLY because you chose to be obedient! 


If you feel the leading of God telling you hug the un-huggable then Do it! That may be the only HUG that person ever gets!


Whatever His voice is whispering for you to do for HIM do not hesitate! What we DO and DON'T do affects us and others. 

A former Pastor's wife said once, "When God Speaks move quickly....if you don't then you give Satan opportunity to step in.  


 Hugs and blessings, Cindy
 




12 comments:

  1. Love this post! Nita B

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  2. And if you do not heed to the prompting of the Holy Spirit it will come back to your mind later and it can be the source of much regret, and guilt, and the never ending question of "What if I had ______. This is the voice of experience here.

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  3. You are right...can't go wrong with your Bible and a cup of coffee....
    And why do we 2nd guess God like we do? Thanks for this post today. I needed it. Linda Sapp

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  4. Hi, Cindy. Thank you so much for visiting my Valentine party and commenting--it brought me to your beautiful blog, which I will now follow. Today's post was particularly poignant. Thank you. ~Zuni

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  5. Oh, this definitely spoke to me. Sometimes I'm too busy getting others' opinion of what I think He's telling me...instead of just trusting HIS Spirit within me!! Great reminder, sweet friend!!!

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  6. Thank you for the reminder to be still and listen to God's voice... then follow through!

    Thanks for visiting me at A Season for All Things. I'm youre newest follower and look forward to reading more of your devotions and studies. ~ Ellen

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  7. how true... we have to listen!! we have to make time to listen...I think that is the hardest part b/c the world is so full of noise and we have to make an effort to shut it out...it is soo worth that effort!

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  8. A great post, Cindy. I am so glad I decided to stop by today. You words spoke to my heart.
    My devotional right now is "Jesus Calling". Hmmmm...I do need to listen more, but really related to what you said about not putting off what we are called to do.
    Thanks for visiting my blog again.

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  9. Beautiful post, Cindy...Chrstine

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  10. Bible plus coffee....mmm, mmm, can't go wrong!

    Blessings, Grace

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  11. Cindy, I am not real sure about the coffee part as I don't like it but I sure love me a coke while reading the Word! LOL! Thanks for this post. Made me wonder how many times the Holy Spirit had spoke something to my heart to do for Him and I have chosen to ignore it! And not only did that effect me but others as well. Forgive me Lord for not being obedient. Thank you for this post. Kasey R

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  12. I'm so glad you shared this post. You know I love devotionals too and I now have this one on my must get list. Your so right and I've not acted when I should but rather mulled over it with God. Thanks for giving me that gentle nudge to listen more and then take steps in the secure knowledge that God is in control and I'm only an instrument of his using.

    Love you...Tracy :)

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Hugs and blessings, Cindy