It takes a lot to leave me speechless.
But does life ever throw you such a curve ball that you are at a loss for words?
Curveball: n. An unexpected turn of events initiated by an opponent or chance.
Well, life has thrown me such a curve ball.
And it has taken much of my efforts to try and catch it.
And it has left me speechless.
Which is honestly, so so good.
Curveballs keep me on my spiritual toes. Re-evaluating and growing in this game. Curveballs keep my ear attentive to my Coach and to His instruction.
I NEED TO HEAR FROM HIM.
I NEED HIS WORD TO SPEAK.
I NEED TO SEE HIS FACE.
I NEED HIS GUIDANCE.
Hear my voice when I call, O Lord; be merciful to me and answer me. My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, Lord, I will seek. Do not hide your face from me.”
My heart is seeking His face. My ear is strained to His Word.
At church, the preschoolers sing a song right before their lesson. I say to them, “Let’s quiet our hearts so we can hear from God’s Word this morning.”
Then we sing familiar words from Psalm 46:10 set to the most precious tune. The words say, “Be still. Be silent and know that I am God.”
Be still and know that I am God.
Be still and know (raphah yada`) meaning: To cease striving and receive knowledge. Receive instruction. And allow God to make Himself known.
That is exactly where God has me today. Being still. Quieting my heart. And knowing.
If life is throwing you a curve ball, if you have experienced an unexpected turn of events, cease striving and allow God to make Himself known to you.
Also, I pray you will be blessed by this song today. Word of God Speak, by Mercy Me. I rest in its truth.
Love to you all…