Hearing God in the Midst of Crazy Times

I don’t know about you, but sometimes life can be a little bit crazy.

For our family, this season is filled with lists, shopping, packing, all while preparing our hearts to say goodbye. Our oldest daughter, Emily, is following the Lord’s call to serve in Africa. She’ll be joining The Cries of a Child in Burundi.

As I’ve met with the Lord in my daily quiet time and in Bible journaling, He has whispered to my heart. Some days, my Bible reading is just one verse because the Lord stops me. So I camp out there and listen to All He wants to say to me. Other days it’s a passage but one verse jumps off the page. 1 Samuel 2:1-10 was that way:​


And when I’m Bible journaling, He wrecks me with sweet truths about relying on Him. Like this (using my spin on the technique Shanna shared HERE on the Illustrated Faith YouTube channel).

And this too (from my Periscope this past Monday):


[Both entries from the Illustrated Faith – I Am devotional kit.]

Bottom line is that He is strengthening me in this time AS I am in His Word. Years ago I heard a pastor say, “If you’re not in the Word, the Spirit doesn’t have a sword to use.”

To hear more of my heart about daily times with the Lord, check out {this blog post}.

Blessings sweet friend!

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2 thoughts on “Hearing God in the Midst of Crazy Times

  1. Sandra Lillard says:

    Beautifully expressed Tonya, Blessings & peace to you and your Emily as she departs on the next adventure in the journey of her life! Hugs

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