Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Recognizing His voice.

I started sewing the kitchen curtains yesterday after work. I completed the curtain over the sink, but it’s just not quite what I want so I’m keep thinking today to see if I can come up with something I can add to it to make it a bit closer to what I envision. I’ll post pics of the curtains tomorrow.

Also yesterday, my parent’s got their shipment of bees. I showed some of their hive pictures on here earlier, but my dad sent me a few pictures of their arrival.


I’ll have to head out their sometime soon to snap some pics of their newest friends. :)

Now onto the meat of the blog post for today. I’ve had a couple of the same verses keep showing up lately, in email devotions, in my Monday small group discussions, on Facebook, and on the radio {www.air1.com}.  Since this blog is my safe-keeping spot for my life events, I want to write ‘em out here so that I can look back & remember the encouragement God was speaking too me at the start of May.

I’ve mentioned just small bits of it here, but to state it frankly, the end of Marcy & April were probably without a doubt the hardest days of my life in many ways – emotionally, spiritually, physically, etc. Anyhow, these scriptures that God is sending to me to start off May are so encouraging to me. It’s such a relief to hear God’s voice, despite the fact that you feel soaking wet from a recent downpour, figuratively & literally {i.e. my 6:30 am walks with the pup this week in the pouring rain}.

I read & wrote down this one sentence prayer on Monday:

“Lord, I pray that I recognize Your voice above all others.”

And God has already answered it just in a short time. Quick answers are awesome. Maybe the scriptures below will also speak to someone else reading this today. I hope so. :)

{Emphasis added below is mine.}  P.S. I took these pics of my mom’s tulips on a rainy Monday evening– my birthday – last week.


“And my God will meet ALL YOUR NEEDS

according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 4:19




“I have learned to be CONTENT whatever the circumstances.”

Philippians 4:11



“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;

and when you pass through the rivers,

they will not sweep over you.” Isaiah 43:2




“But the fruit of the spirit is love, JOY, peace, patience,

kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.”

Galatians 5:22-23




“Do not let your hearts be troubled. TRUST in God,

and trust also in me.” John 14:1




“You will keep in perfect PEACE him whose mind is steadfast,

because he trusts in you.” Isaiah 26:3




“So we do not focus on what is seen, but what is unseen;

for what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”

2 Corinthians 4:18




“The humble will see their God at work and be glad.

Let all who seek God’s help be encouraged.”. Psalm 69:32




“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble,

whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is

admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about

such things.” Philippians 4:8


I pray that we can recognize His voice above all others {including our own voice}, so that we can think about only such things that are lovely, excellent & praiseworthy. His voice is pure joy.


Photo linked to:

Sweet Shot Day


  1. Oh... Thanks for the encouraging verses...
    Helps me a lot today just to read them...
    From one of my devotionals this morning..
    (just a small part)
    "God's destiny for your life. Salvation.
    God's overarching desire is that you reach that destiny. His itinerary includes stops that encourage your journey. He frowns on stops that deter you. When His sovereign plan & your earhly plan collide, a decision must be made. Who's in charge of this journey?
    If God must choose between your earthly satisfaction, and your heavenly salvation, which do you hope He chooses??
    "Grace" Max Lucado... Col. 4:2
    Gave me some Peace today...
    Blessings... K.

  2. Thanks, Kathy - great words! :)

  3. Your photos are lovely - that first tulip shot is just stunning.

  4. Oh my, these were all amazing shots. I just love all the scriptures you had with each one.



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