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  • Is God Talking to You Too????

    6 posts, 4 voices, 376 views, started May 26, 2009

    Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 by Denise Richardson

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    • Diamond
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      Dear Friend,

      I’d like to share one of my newsletters from last year that I thought you’d enjoy...

      Every once and awhile, when a similar message keeps crossing my path or a door refuses to open no matter how hard I pry, the song, “God is trying to tell you something” will bubble up in my spirit.  It happened to me this week as I noticed that under my breath I was humming the tune.  I couldn’t help but log onto YouTube to watch the famous scene from my favorite movie, The Color Purple, in which the song marks a pivotal point in the story line.

      Perhaps this week, our paths are crossing because there is a message God is trying to send you, too.  Is there a problem that keeps recurring,  a theme that keeps showing up in your work or life,  a message that has been communicated through multiple people that it’s time for you to acknowledge?  It can be tempting to ignore messages we don’t want to hear, or to take for granted the positive messages that come through other people.  But it’s important to be open to life’s messages in their various forms.  Sometimes the message is a warning - “Stop that.”  Sometimes it’s a nudge - “Get ready.”  At other times, it’s an encouragement - “You‘re on the right path.”  Whatever the message, your job is to listen.

      In order to listen, we need to be open and sensitive to messages.  Often, things that happen are not simply a coincidence.  Here are a few ways God might be trying to tell you something:

       -  The same issue keeps showing up again and again - maybe it’s time to address it.
      - If you don’t feel at peace about something, there may be a message in the turmoil.
      - If you do feel at peace, there can be a message in that, too.
      - A similar idea or theme keeps showing up - perhaps there is something to learn.
      - You‘re having trouble taking constructive criticism - instead making excuses for areas of your life where there is room for improvement.
      -   A door has closed in some area of your life - perhaps there is something better or different on the horizon.

      My challenge to you this week:
      Pay attention to the messages that repeatedly show up in your life.  

      Journaling assignment:
      What is God trying to tell you lately?  What do you need to do as a result of that message?



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          Jenni0811 wrote May 26, 2009
        • My life has been in turmoil for a while now...and it seems to be getting worse instead of better. Dreams are being dashed right and left. Plans thwarted. I’m getting near an emotional breakdown, but trying to stay strong. I KNOW there is some higher plan for my life and I am trying to look hard to see it.



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          Denise Richardson wrote May 26, 2009
        • Jenni, first let me say I’m standing in the gap for you coming against that nervous breakdown spirit, I refuse to allow you to go there so I lift up the blood of Jesus banner in your honor coming againt that! Now we all have a few issues going on in our lives where it may seem there is just no breaking through the barrier of turmoil to freedom but we must remain strong, draw up on scriptures to help you Jenni, I truly don’t want to hear of my friend having a nervous breakdown. I shall keep you in my prayers as I too pray for myself.



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          Kmarie wrote May 26, 2009
        • To add a note remeber that God talks through all sorts of symbols, signs, words the important things is being willing to listen, opening to hearing, seeing and understanding the message sent.



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          Jenni0811 wrote May 26, 2009
        • You have been a daily source of inspiration to me Neicy. I am sure that is why we have been connected together in this world at this time. Thank you so much for your big heart, kind spirit and inspirational thoughts and words.



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          Denise Richardson wrote May 27, 2009
        • happyJenni, I am so humbled at how the Lord uses me in the arena’s that he does. Thank you I’m more than grateful to be here for you as well as any other who have accepted me and my ministry.



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