Saturday, 23 February 2019

P Pamela's Pondering

Look Who’s Talking (and how!)

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Jeremiah 33:3: ‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and might things, which you do not know.’

This scripture has floated around in my head for weeks and I’ve come to realize when a certain thought is repeated, whether in my mind or in conversation, I need to pay attention.

So I’ve questioned and prayed…What are You trying to tell me, Lord, that I may share with the world?

So often we think of God answering our prayers in the form of words…a still, small, voice, billboard signs, songs, books, scripture, etc., but do we consider the many ways in which He communicates with us?

The Bible says in Job, “For God does speak, perhaps once, or even twice, though one perceive it not. In a dream, in a vision of the night (when deep sleep falls upon men) as they slumber in their beds.” Job 33:14-15

It also tells us in the book of Joel 2:28: “And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions;”

Scriptures like these sometimes scare the daylights out of people.

But they shouldn’t.

God is awesome and loving, and we should not be afraid of the ways in which He converses with us.

In the spiritual books I’ve read and studied, another way we can perceive what God is trying to say to us is through our imagination.

Have you ever wondered why some folks can dream or imagine a particular thing or outcome and it seems to come true?

That’s faith. That’s God operating in and through us.

1 Corinthians 2:9 tells us: But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”

Spiritual leaders & success teachers say meditation and visualization are tools to achieving one’s goals in life. They tell us to “see” ourselves in the situation we desire, to engage all of our senses, and to “feel” it with every fiber of our being and those things will manifest in our lives. They even say that these things are more powerful if what we desire is born of love and brings only joy, peace and abundance to us and others.

Is it possible God is using the faculties of our conscious and subconscious mind to talk with us and to show us the great and mighty things He has prepared for us?

Next time your imagination comes up with some wild, exhilarating, ‘impossible’ idea for your happiness, don’t be so quick to discount it.

Instead, get quiet and alone with God and ask HIM if this is His idea for you? Trust me, if it is for your ultimate good and the good of your brother and/or mankind as a whole, it very well could be.

Something to think about…
 

Columnist: Pam Thibodeaux

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Award-winning author, Pamela S. Thibodeaux is the Co-Founder and a lifetime member of Bayou Writers Group in Lake Charles, Louisiana, former Owner/CEO of The Wordsmith Journal Magazine, and current Marketing Director for TWJ Magazine. 

Multi-published in romantic fiction as well as creative non-fiction, her writing has been tagged as, “Inspirational with an Edge!” ™ and reviewed as “steamier and grittier than the typical Christian novel without decreasing the message.” 

Find out more about Pam by visiting her website and connecting with her on Facebook & Twitter @psthib!

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