Triumphant Victorious Reminders
Inspired by the Holy Spirit
Written By: Teresa Criswell
"I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, he who does not enter by the door into the sheepfold, but climbs up some other way (elsewhere, from some other quarter) is a thief and a robber. But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. The watchman opens the door for this man, and the sheep listen to his voice and heed it; and he calls his own sheep by name and brings (leads) them out. When he has brought his own sheep outside, he walks on before them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. They will never [on any account] follow a stranger, but will run away from him because they do not know the voice of stranger or recognize their call..."
~ John 10 (Excerpt from John 10:1-5) ~
"...And after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire [a sound of gentle stillness and] a still, small voice."
~ II Kings 19 (Excerpt from II KIngs 19:12) ~
She said it was like a breath. The voice of God revealing to take a step of faith into areas unknown.
She treated it just as that, 'a breath'.
She said to herself, "I'm busy. I work full time and even work overtime. I travel all around the country. When am I really going to have time for this right now. Maybe in five years."
The dream was planted on the inside of her; she can remember it as far back as when she was a little girl. She justified the dream, as just that...a dream.
As she was telling me her situation, it reminded me of contractions when a woman is in labor. The contractions of His voice. A whisper. A breath. She was hearing it more often, and the more she 'heard' it, the more she chose to ignore it.
She told me of the many things she must get done. Deadlines for work. Desiring to have children and yet this dream to inspire others with a tool that God was showing her she would use, she didn't know how or when.
My friend is an IT for a large company; with huge accounts. She told me that she was in her room yesterday when working on her computer. Suddenly her large monitor (she has several) started blinking and then the monitor suddenly turned green; not only did it turn green, it stayed green. She said with frustration, "Now, I have to go get another screen."
Listening to this, I jumped as I heard the word, "Go"! I said, "Celina, O my goodness, I believe that means, "Go!" "Just go with faith in God. He will guide you and direct you."
Many times or I should say most times when God says, "Go!" Most will say, "No, it can't be." Or "This is not the right time." I love how God works...He is not limited to anything, nor should we. He will get it done; let us just watch the masterpiece that takes place when He allows us to be a part of the magnificient story.
Some of us may be in a season of being carried. Some of us may be in a season of running. No matter the season, may be we be sensitive to hear His voice, but not only hearing His voice, but obeying His voice.
There are many voices calling out to us; but it says in His Word, those who know His voice will follow and the voice of another they will not follow.
If you don't know for sure if it His voice. Go to Him. I would suggest asking God to confirm. Ask and we shall receive (Matthew 7:7). When He confirms it; enjoy the journey. Savor His fragrance of grace and be overwhelmed by His peaceful embrace. No matter what may be going on, or what we are going through; He will always stand the test of time, no matter what time presses against us. He is able, when we no longer are!