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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Gods Good Ideas ~ Thankful Thursday




Lynn @ Spiritually Unequal Marriage is hosting this months Thankful Thursdays! Today Lynn shared about Gods Good Ideas! I love this because the Lord gives us amazing ideas and when we choose to listen and obey it is soooo awesome and exciting to participate in them!

A few of the good ideas HE has given me are:

One week during Summer I was seeking the Lord in regards to our menu: I heard him say "prepare all meals in your crockpot."
Ok ~ I will be honest...I wasn't certain I had heard HIM correctly! Seriously, ALL MEALS IN MY CROCKPOT?? Well, I listened and obeyed and do you know what happened after the 3rd day of cooking in the crock pot? My oven went out!! Guess what? NO WORRIES ~ our meals did not require our oven so I didn't have to panic or fret! Awesome idea Lord, Thankyou!

This blog was definitely HIS idea although I thought it was mine ;) He has used this blog to move in the Life of my Daddy during his battle with cancer. My friend Edie contacted me about making a prayer button for my Dad and that led to building relationships, friendships, and experiencing the Power of Prayer for my Dad and myself! Wonderful idea Lord, Thankyou!

I could share countless ideas that I hear when I am driving in regards to take this direction or go that way! One day the kids and I were driving back home from seeing my Mom and we saw an elderly woman lying on the sidewalk. I felt the Lord direct me to turn around and we all hopped out of the car to help her. She was disoriented and scratched from the fall. I called 911 and shortly after a gentleman pulled up who was her son. He explained she had Alzheimers and had just walked away from home. He was so grateful that someone had seen her and that she hadn't gotten out into the busy road. (which was just yards away from where we found her!) Amazing idea Lord, Thank you!

God gives us ideas all the time....make a phone call to someone to say hello, send a card of encouragement, offer forgiveness, spend time with those you love and haven't seen for awhile, etc. The key is LISTENING and then taking action!

Thank you Lynn for sharing on this subject matter this week! It is AWESOME to remember those times God gave me ideas and I look forward to all the new ones HE has in store!

19 comments:

Mildred

A wonderful "thankful" post Loren. Hope your Thursday is wonderful.

Melissa

I couldn't agree more! The Lord gives us all the ideas and guidance that we need; all we have to do (easier said than done) is listen and obey. Thanks for this reminder. :)

Martianne

From crocks to blessings during health issues - He sure does inspire us! Continue listening. :)

Denise

Praise God for talking to you sis, at just the right time. Bless you for listening.

Nana's Nuggets

Good Morning! Loren, Oh! my gosh! God is "Awesome", I just want to Praise Him right now for His Idea! for you! Thank you Lord! for the lady "Loren" found on the sidewalk, she was in the right place at the right time! Thank you Lord,for the direction she took that day! In Jesus Name! I have a very "weak" spot in my Heart for Alzheimers patients, as my mom died with this disease 5 yrs.ago. This just makes me so happy that you were there! and you responded to the prompting of the Spirit! Have a "Big, Blessed, Day with Jesus":),LOL:)*Nana

JC Dude

Every good gift comes form the Father above! Thanks for the encouragement!

Kathy C.

I love the way you put that. God impressing up on our hearts, as God's Good Ideas...I like it!
What a blessing it is when we listen to Him speaking to us, and obey! :)

RCUBEs

Awesome reminder that we must be in tuned with His voice. What are we gonna' do without Him in anything that we do? And yes, even finding parking in the parking lot, I consult Him and there it is always...right in front of me. If not empty, the car always pulls out! :) Thank You Lord. God bless you sister and have a great week!

Joan Davis

You are so right! God is giving us great ideas all the time...we just need to listen for them! Thank you for having an ear for the Lord!

Living for Him, Joan

Heart2Heart

Loren,

I love this post and truly am grateful and so thankful for bringing you in my life at just the perfect time. If we are only willing to listen to His voice, He has the perfect things to say to keep our lives balanced and in perfect order.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

He & Me + 3

I always pray for the person that pops into my head that i haven't thought about for a while or if a person just randomly pops in my head. I think that is God's way of speaking to me. I love the way we see HIM in our everyday lives...all the time. Thank you LORD.
Hugs,
Mimi

M

That's an amazing thing about God...He is always speaking to us in some way. Our challenge is to be willing to listen...and trust, even when it doesn't make sense.

Thanks for sharing this today. I know I need that constant reminder to keep my ears attuned to His voice.

Renee

What an excellent post! The crockpot idea is amazing! It's awesome when God gives an idea like that just in time! Imagine how good our lives would be if we were always listening!

Thank you, Loren! This is a great reminder to practice listening every day so we will always know what He is saying, because His "ideas" are always perfect!

Have a wonderful day! :)

Angel

I love it when God speaks to me like that and then I immediately see the fruits from listening. I have had it even happen to me on a couple of occasions at stop lights, where I have felt the Lord tell me to slow down when the light was green only to have a car fly through the intersection and it would have slammed into us if I hadn't listened!! He is so amazing!!

My devotional this morning was about that even. Knowing the Lord is working everything for good even when we don't understand why things are happening the way they are!!

Love you

Joey

Amen. I do believe He speaks to us, especially when we're open to His voice.

Loren, you're such a blessing and a delight to me.

I have this feeling that I'm beginning to adore you.

Ruth

The key is LISTENING and then taking action! thats what God has impressed upon my heart to do...
thanks for this encouraging post!!
Blessings,
Ruth

Nana Jul

What a cute thankful post! He's the greatest idea maker in the universe!!
Thank you Lord for your Great idea's and impeccable timing!
Love,
Julie

Dianne

Great post, Loren. He is full of awesome, wonderful ideas. In fact, He gave me an idea to apologize to someone this morning and oh such a burden was lifted. His ways are sure and steadfast, righteous and holy. How could we go wrong when we follow His ideas.

Thank you for a really great post!

Pain to Purpose

God is so awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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