Do you know what it sounds like? When God calls your name? Can you hear the tone in which He says your name?
Do you know what it feels like? Do you feel the brush of heaven’s breath coming near your very soul? Do you feel the warmth of it all?
Walking along a dirt road very recently, I was about to take a step over what appeared to be a letter.
I stopped. Bent over and low and behold, it was an “A”. Not placed by human hands…but perhaps by the Wind.
How it happened I didn’t have a clue, but I knew it was significant –at least for me.
I was away for the weekend with my mother and my sister, Aimee. And I needed to hear something –or feel something–or know something.
It came in that moment that I saw my initial in the dirt. “Angie. For this moment–and for this purpose you have been created. Walk in the truth of My love. POUR out that same love on others. I love you with an everlasting love.”
As He calls each of our names, He may say something different. Sometimes, many times as a matter of fact, He reminds me, “Let go of the past. There is nothing there for you. Go forward. Never stopping. Do not pause in the road I’ve laid before you.”
Close your eyes today and “hear” His voice as He speaks softly. Listen with your heart. Close out all the sounds. The ticking time–the screaming laundry or dishes. Sit down. Right at His feet and soak in His presence on purpose. Not by accident. Approach Him with purpose today and HE will meet you there.
Listen to what He tells us in His word, read it aloud and insert your name behind Israel:
But now, O Israel, the LORD who created you says: “Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. . .Isaiah 43:1-3 NLT (emphasis mine)
His Word is alive–and as you partake of His Bread of Life, your own heart and life will be restored. But you must listen….when He calls your name.
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