Lord, I want the ability to hear your voice.
The noise of this world is distracting and bothersome. The constant demands on my focus are knocking me off the path that leads to you.
I desire the peace that you provide. It overtakes the chatter in my head and the clamor in my soul. Surpassing all understanding, only you, Lord, can extinguish the discord and meaningless mix of sound that this world wants to drown me in!
Lord, I need to hear your voice.
The onslaught of sarcasm and cynicism....the waves of hatred and harlotry....the whispers of deception and deceitfulness....the torrents of lies and lasciviousness. Screams from every direction.
Show me, Lord, how to escape the madness.
"....And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire,...
I am just getting over a flu-like illness: fever, sore throat, coughing and congestion, severe laryngitis, for the second time this month!
No, it's not the devil trying to shut my mouth (although he would revel in that!). It's a result of my lack of responsibility for my own health!
The past several months I have been surging ahead nonstop. Writing, editing, website development, podcasts, webinar attendance, marketing strategies....you name it. Not to mention my usual family duties and business obligations. The list is exhausting when I do stop to actually think about it. Combined with late nights and numerous early morning wake up calls (3am???).....the pace caught up with me.
After attending the funeral of my best friend's brother last week, I succumbed to the mother of all sore throats. Almost immediately, my voice was nonexistent. Twelve hours prior I was praying over Bella, confirming God's loving presence in her life. "You...