Mar 5, 2012

Monday SHINE....

Today's Reading:  Romans 15

Good Morning, SHINE girls!

If you haven't noticed already, our reading is heading into a new direction this week.  Not sure about you, but I cannot WAIT to get back to Samuel! I have been missing our friend, David. A lot. (No offense, Paul.)

So, I just have a couple of things to share that happened to me this weekend.

Really, really cool stuff.

Okay,  I was getting dressed for church yesterday morning. As I was putting on my face (my make-up), I was praying very fervently about some things in my life. The kids and my sweet Lem were in the kitchen, and it was just me and God in my little bathroom.

It was a really intimate moment that God and I were having. I was pouring my heart out to him as I was applying my mascara.

I love that I serve a God that I can talk to while applying mascara. How cool is that?

When I finished my heart to heart with the Lord, I went to go and make up my bed. The room was quiet, because I had turned the radio down to do my talking to God.

I heard the Holy Spirit whisper something to me. He told me to turn the radio on. God had a little message for me.

Really? For me? Moi??

Okay, I'll obey.

I turned on the radio, and a song was just starting to play. It was this:



The song is called :

The Way by Jeremy Camp

Here is the main chorus:

Shine, bright 
Let Your glory fill this land 
Lift high, the King of Kings and great I am 
Jesus, You are the way 


Shine?  Bright? 

Hello, He showed me this song, because He loves me.

Guess what?

He loves you too! He wants to reveal Himself to us daily, moment   by moment. 

Does that make you jump for joy or what?

Okay, here's the second cool thing that happened.

On the way to the grocery store today after church, I spent a lot of time praying (again) about some things that I am waiting to happen.

 I told God (and Lem) that I felt I was in a holding pattern, and I was ready to take flight. 

I told God that I was getting very anxious in this holding pattern, and I was ready to take the next step with Him.

I poured and poured my heart out to God (again).

That night, after our small group at church, I went to the bathroom to wash my hands.  As I reached for the faucet, I saw this small little card lying there. 

This is what it read:

"Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him." Psalm 37:7

I picked the card up, and my eyes filled with tears. 

God? Are you speaking to me again?? Twice in one day? Really?

Really. 

I call these "red bird" moments. Red bird moments are when God shows you something so special and so personal that you KNOW it is Him. 

No coincidences, girls. None. 

So, tell me about some of your "red bird" moments. 

Is there something very intimate and personal that God has done for you lately and you would like to tell us?

Please share!

bird watching,

jill