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Earlier this week I shared about how the Lord had me awake for about 3 nights in a row really sharing some things in regards to our family and specifically our kids. Finally, after the 3rd day I woke up the kids that morning and asked them to grab their Bibles and meet me downstairs. The Lord had given me specific Scriptures and how they applied to each child and where they are right now spiritually.
As we gathered together I first prayed and asked the Lord to allow His words to go forth and for me to interpret HIS message exactly as HE desired. I shared with the kids something I had remembered from years ago. When our kids were very little, we had a friend whose teenage son was killed in a car accident. In his grief, the Father shared with us "I taught my son so many things about the way of the world, but I never shared the Spiritual ways." In their sons death they looked to the Lord and grew ever so close to Him instead of being mad or resentful. This has ALWAYS stayed with me! Anyway, as I began to share the Scripture & message for both of them I could see on their faces that their spirits were in agreement with what the Lord was sharing in me. I asked both of them if this was in fact true, and they both agreed it was.
For my daughter it was 1 cor 10:23 You say, “I am allowed to do anything" but not everything is good for you. You say, “I am allowed to do anything”—but not everything is beneficial.
I shared with her how the Lord showed me a buffet table and that, as she is entering this new season of her life (turning 18 and making adult decisions, college, etc) that truly the path for her future is wide open! She can literally do anything but that just as you walk into a buffet, everything is available to eat, but not all of it is good for you. BUT what the Lord really was saying was this.....While she is allowed to do anything, it isn't all beneficial. What HE really is asking from her is for her to DISCERN "what" is beneficial. HE shared that the Holy Spirit really wanted to take her to a new level and to really exercise that discerning spirit.
She said she immediately knew this was right on and confirmed some things she had been hearing as well! Thank you Lord!
I know the Lord longs to share specifics with us and HE will even wake us up in the middle of the night to speak to us. Sometimes it is the quiet of just reading the Word or in Prayer. He chooses many different ways to speak, but the important thing is that we listen!
Are you listening? Are you sharing those things HE is speaking to you? Are you being obedient to what HE is asking? I have been guilty at times or even too tired some nights when HE wakes me up and I will roll over and go back to sleep! I HATE it when I do this! I am soooo thankful for HIS grace and forgiveness! For HIS mercy that in my rebellion HE waits and when I repent HE shares HIS heart and plans at another time! Thank you Father!