Behind the Scenes – God is on the Move

I’m linking up with Crystal Stine today.  The link up where we tell you the story that you don’t see captured in the frame.  Won’t you join me?  You can read other fabulous posts here. 

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I’m a little late for 31 Days.  In fact, I have been pretty vocal about the fact that I’m not doing it. I just don’t have the time, the space or the creative juices to come up with 31 days of writing on the exact same topic.  I’m afraid that when it comes to writing with a purpose and a plan I have the attention span of toddler — about 30 seconds.
So this morning when an idea for a series of posts entered my mind and then hung on with the tenacity of a toddler having a temper tantrum I finally relented and figured that I was supposed to do something with it.  So exactly three minutes ago with a muttered “Okay God, I heard you.” I sat down to write this post.
There are people who, when God uses them to speak truth into your life, you listen.  You don’t ask questions and you don’t start sentences with “but.”  You. Just. Listen. And then you take what they tell you and filter it through your prayers and your alone time and you ask God to show you how.
She asked me yesterday, “What are the first words that pop into your head when you hear the word God?”  It is amazing to me that after all of this time that I still struggle with an image of God that moves beyond power and authority.  While He is those things, He is not only those things. He is love and grace and salvation and safety.  Yet there are days when I can’t get past the image of God that punishes and smites His children.
I doubt God’s voice.  Or, more accurately, I doubt that I am hearing God’s voice correctly and I was reminded yesterday that if I don’t know God, don’t know who God is, His character, than how can I know His voice. 
Hence the reason for this post.
God used the sweetest and most gentlest soul to show me that I need to search for God.  I need to relinquish my earthly perception of my Heavenly Father.  So for the next little while I’m going to be working my way through the book of Isaiah. S-L-O-W-L-Y.   It’s not a race or a challenge.  It’s a heart journey, designed to take me to places and experience Him in new and wonderful ways.
And, once every few days I’m going to share with you what He’s shown me about who He is.


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