Then, Realization, God Spoke To Me

Caught up in worldly troubles, I hadn’t been watching, I hadn’t been listening. My attention was not where it should have been. Everything has been going wrong, especially with my vehicles, and with my writing opportunities. In my frustration, I reached out for help. I was under serious attack!
Then one frustrating afternoon, the realization dawned on me that God had spoken to me that very morning. It wasn’t vocal. It wasn’t overt. It was through a very timely Scriptural reading which told me He would calm every storm if I but communicated my needs in prayer.
Next, he spoke by sending a close friend who guessed the exact-sized hole to drill in an essential auto part that had broken. The storm began to calm.
Then, when I was purchasing a part to fit the hole, He spoke to me about buying an obscure little part, having odd looking threads, that was hidden among others. It might be a possible backup part – it was an afterthought.
Soon, I was ready to tap threads into the formerly-mentioned hole, but the first part would not fit. The backup part might fit, I thought, but I didn’t have the proper tap. Oh, yes I did! It turned out that the cheap little tap-and-die set I bought a few days previous had a little die tucked away, almost hidden, in the corner of the case. That was perfect for the job! Amazing! God had spoken again . . .
And again, when I successfully performed, on the first try, a technique I’d never done before. The backup part, the little “afterthought” screwed in perfectly! The complex larger part was like new, restored and re-installed on the engine without a hitch, and works well. (Kind of like I was restored, He reminds me)
And again, when three friends came with tools, experienced hands, and good advice, to do the seemingly impossible to get my truck running.
They haven’t given up on the project, or me, to this day.
Oh yes, I mentioned my writing opportunities. Obviously, I am writing! I’m back! But not without fighting for it. Distractions, house problems, storms knocking out my internet for a whole day . . . He is calming those storms too, and I’m completing this post.
Dear reader, you might say “coincidence, all of it”, but I maintain my Father God is speaking to me. I’m certain, steadfast, firm, and I am “listening” now. Perceiving Him, discerning, watching, hearing, sensing Him near. And I am speaking back. It’s a conversation!
I believe that God is a personal God, not only in the sense that He is the ultimate “person“, but in that He longs for a personal relationship with each of us. Jesus’ earthly mission made that opportunity possible!
Personal relationships are of primary importance. We keep them alive by speaking to each other in all the various real and metaphorical ways. Sometimes the small things say volumes.
I believe God has a language of love tailored and tuned for our exclusive individual understanding.
Let God speak volumes to you!

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11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Laura Bennet
    Jun 14, 2022 @ 18:59:27

    This is the second blog post I’ve read this week about the way God speaks and sets us up for success in every area. So encouraging! Thanks for sharing. I’m so glad those situations are working out. He has a way of doing that when we’re paying attention – as you said!

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    • Gloryteller
      Jun 15, 2022 @ 17:26:00

      Thanks, my friend! Isn’t it a confirmation of a confirmation, of a confirmation? Very encouraging! Keep up your good work against all resistance!

  2. seekingdivineperspective
    Jun 13, 2022 @ 16:27:29

    A “coincidence” can be every bit an act of God as a “miracle.” God is perfectly capable of working within the confines of the laws of nature. After all, He established those laws. It’s called “providence,” and we see it all around us every day, if we’re looking. And we hear His voice every day, if we’re listening.

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    • Gloryteller
      Jun 15, 2022 @ 17:21:48

      This is a wonderfully-inspired comment, and I thank you for it! I agree, “coincidence” is almost gone from my vocabulary, replaced by “Godincidence”.

  3. NewHeavenOnEarth
    Jun 09, 2022 @ 11:31:30

    So true! those “storms” cause us to keep close to Jesus, especially when it would be impossible without Him; coming through them refines our faith into pure gold! looking back on all the fires and floods God has brought me through, I see the full effect (James 1:2-4) and give all glory to God

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  4. Ron Long
    Jun 08, 2022 @ 17:30:47

    Great post my old friend. This is Ron Long. I live in Texas for the last 12 years and have followed your writings. I am teaching Theology and Addiction Recovery in prison these last 6 years, but I still, remember our days together with fondness. Keep up the good work and keep the stories coming. I have a few like these of my own, so apparently, it is a universal thing that all God’s children experience.

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    • Gloryteller
      Jun 13, 2022 @ 15:39:27

      Thanks, my friend! Yes! We had some great times and we will have more. Thanks for your work in drawing people to Christ! He does speak, doesn’t he? Then He transforms!

  5. My Father's Child
    Jun 08, 2022 @ 13:59:20

    Oh,how I love this!! So true!! A personal relationship.

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