Tuesday, May 18, 2010

In Other Words Tuesday



“God whispers to us in our pleasure,
but, He shouts to us in our pain.”

by CS Lewis: Wow, such a great quote, and very true. When life is going well, and we are enjoying much happiness, and many pleasures, we listen out for that sweet, gentle voice of our Father. We daily do devotions, prayer time, seeking Him. We have no problem hearing Him on the mountain top moments of our lives. But, when the bottom drops out of our world, and we go tumbling off of the mountain, and down, down, deep into the valley, things quickly change. We tend to suddenly lose our sight, and our hearing. We turn inward, and become all about us, and our pain, and heartaches. We cry out, saying "Father, where are You?" "Why are You not listening to me?" If we would just move out of the way, take our blinders off, and listen, we would hear our Father shouting at the top of His lungs at us. He has been there the entire time, He never leaves us. Listen people, all the time, not just sometimes.

14 comments:

Debbie said...

Denise, I'm so glad you joined in today on this quote!

What good advice you gave ...listen.

Listen when life is good and listen when life is hard. God doesn't move but we sometimes do.

Love you,
Debbie

Karen said...

Amen! He's there all the time...

RCUBEs said...

Oh I pray sis that I remember Him more during the "ups" in my life. He is so good! All the time. Love and blessings. Love that quote!

Karen said...

I needed to hear this today. (No news yet from the interview.) Thank you for your prayers!

Shelby said...

Hi, Denise! I find I'm just the opposite; I listen more in troubled times. But no matter what our circumstances, we should definitely get out of His way and listen!

Just Be Real said...

Great opening! Thank you for sharing this from CS Lewis.

Joan Davis said...

What a blessing that He is always by our side! We just need to tune our ears to Him and listen!
Blessings to you!

MyJourneyBack said...

Great post and great reminder. I needed it. You know me the whiner always worrying and wondering where he is. I needed this reminder! And I loved your poem. I think I might just see if my boys can do a rap to it and we'll video it! I think that would be cool. BTW I couldn't watch your last video because I couldn't get your play list to stop. But it might just be this computer. I am using Cowboys because it is wireless we haven't been able to get mine to work since we moved. grr. I don't like his computer. We are still trying to get stuff out of the other house so that is why I have been absent. Most of the moving has been done in our mustang. It don't hold much. And we have too much. Well thanks again for this great post. I'll be back to regular reading and posting soon. Love. And thanks for the emails. You Bless,
Love, Sherry

Jacob13 said...

Hi Mrs Denise & Brother Eddie :)

Tami Boesiger said...

Listen, people, all the time, indeed! Thanks Denise.

Loren said...

Give us ears to hear what the Spirit is saying and eyes to see what HE is doing...no matter what our circumstances....may we ALWAYS be able to hear HIM!

Love you Denise!

Lea said...

Our Immanuel is always WITH US.
amen Denise!!

MiPa said...

Well said my friend.

Saleslady371 said...

Very reassuring! You said it well.