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S T O R M S O F L I F E


On a run this morning I noticed the darkening sky warning me that a storm is coming. I thought, Glad I didn’t know or else I would have missed out on this run. Then thought, I better get movin’.


As I continued, it hit me that if I did know the storm was coming I would have overthoughtaboutit, paced around my house, checked the weather app, and ultimately chose not to go; reading into the future and believing I wouldn’t make it back home in time.


I would have focused on the storm and not what was possible in the moment.


I would have missed out on the always awe-inspirating thoughts my Spirit throws my way throughout each mile.


I would have missed out on feeling as good as I do now.


Then I thought, if I do get caught in the storm, it will be a temporary inconvenience. Any storm previously has never taken me out.


I’m glad I don’t always know when the storms of life are heading my way. I would have been focused on the wrong thing robbing me of current possibilities.

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Additionally, for those of you who ask me how to hear more clearly from God. I invite you to run through this quick moment in time with me and I’ll show you.


1. I was minding my own business.

2. I noticed the sky.

3. I got a nudge to take a picture.

4. I began to think.


Where’s God in that?!

1. I was running, but I’m never on my own. No, not talking about Jagger, I’m talking about His Spirit. And God always cares about our business.


2. We noticed the sky. Seems like a natural thing to do—look with our eyes—but, we are spiritual beings. There are no coincidences and there’s always supernatural in the natural (if we are willing to see it).


3. His Spirit—uses my enjoyment of taking pictures—nudged me to take the picture for a reason that is unbeknownst to me, but I do it anyway and then wait.


4. Within my own thoughts, we begin to talk about it. Trusting that what I’m thinking is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent or praiseworthy. (Philippians 4:8)



I would love to hear from you:

Have you found yourself focusing on the storm rather than what's possible?


Do you feel comfortable with listening to God's voice all throughout the day? Through good times as well as the storms?


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jimeane1
jimeane1
Jul 24, 2022

How do you hear Gods voice? I’ve felt his nudge, I’ve seen his signs. While walking and thinking of a person in my life who has hurt me deeply, I have stumbled upon feathers. But I don’t believe I’ve ever heard his voice.

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tmouellette18
tmouellette18
Jul 27, 2022
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Hi! God speaks and breaths life into us through his breath. That can be through the ways each of us have already listed as well as the rare occurrence of what few say as "hearing his audible voice." Either way, we hear Him best when we are choosing to show up in life each day in our true identity (not false self, immersed in lies we are believing).


Asking Him questions. Pausing for a moment to listen and noticing those signs and wonders is a great. Actually hearing his voice seems rare, but not impossible. When I felt that once, it wasn't anything I did. I just knew it, accepted it as truth and received what He was saying.

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My mind talks ALOT! So my question is how do I know if it's God voice or my own, or even the devils? Sometimes it's very obvious but most of the time I never I don't know. Thank you

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tmouellette18
tmouellette18
Jul 27, 2022
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Great question, Stephanie! Simplest response: is it true, good, loving, pure, noble, just, etc and that's from God. If it's condemning, negative, guilt-ridden, seems like a lie, hurtful, attacking your identity (who you are), accusatory, etc. it is NOT from God –– it is from the devil.


If you're wondering if a good thought is "just from you" that's from God too because we have the mind of Christ. What I like to do is pause and lift that positive thought up to God to ask for confirmation. 100% of the time if the good thought is OTHER focused, God's in it! If it's ME focused, I like to pause until I feel that divine confirmation of peace.

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