He Speaks to Me

The Lord speaks to me in various ways. 
Through His Word. 
Through the words of others. 
Through His creation. 
Even through His silence. 
This page is dedicated to some of the ways that God has spoken to me recently and it is my hope that it will speak to you as well. 

Not one of the good promises which the LORD had made to the house of Israel failed; all came to pass.
 - Joshua 21:45

"The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still."
-Exodus 14:14

Once our eyes are opened we cannot pretend we do not know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls knows we know and holds us responsible to act.
- Proverbs 24:12

The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. - Zephaniah 3:17

When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor.Psalm 8:3-5

"God often graciously and deliberately employs His great servant "delay" to cause us to abandon our own selfish ambitions and plans."
- Steven Miller

"Anything that makes the name of Jesus famous is a success. Anything bringing us glory is not." 
- Brandon Hatmaker

"A person who is open to My Presence is exceedingly precious to Me." -Jesus

from Jesus Calling by Sarah Young

"And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart. And I will put My Spirit in you so that you will follow My decrees and be careful to obey My regulations. "- Ezekiel 36:26-27

"Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten... that is a much greater hunger than the person who has nothing to eat."- Mother Teresa

"... I have poured out my soul before the LORD."- 1 Samuel 1:15

"What I do not absolutely surrender and give to God comes between God and me."

-AW Tozer

Jesus' death gloriously displays His power to bring life to formerly dead things.

- Megan Card
(Matthew 27:51-53) 

"Do not call to mind the former things, or ponder things of the past. Behold, I will do something new, now it will spring forth; will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, rivers in the desert. The beasts of the field will glorify Me, the jackals and the ostriches, because I have given waters in the wilderness and rivers in the desert, to give drink to My chosen people. The people whom I formed for Myself will declare My praise."

-Isaiah 43:18-21

"But now listen, O Jacob, My servant, and Israel, whom I have chosen; thus says the Lord who made you and formed you from the womb, who will help you, 'Do not fear, O Jacob, My servant; and you, Jeshurun whom I have chosen. For I will pour out water on the thirsty land and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out My Spirit on your offspring and My blessing on your descendants; and they will spring up among the grass like poplars by streams of water.' "This one will say, ' I am the Lord's'; and that one will call on the name of Jacob; and another will write on his hand, 'Belonging to the Lord,' and will name Israel's name with honor.

-Isaiah 44:1-5

They shall eagerly utter the memory of Your abundant goodness and will shout joyfully of Your righteousness.

-Psalm 145:7

The LORD sustains all who fall and raises up all who are bowed down. The eyes of all look to You, and You give them their food in due time. You open Your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing. The LORD is righteous in all His ways and kind in all His deeds. The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth. He will also fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He will also hear their cry and will save them.

-Psalm 145:14-19

"In my deepest wound, I see Your glory, and it dazzles me."

-St. Augustine

Now, O Lord God, You are God, and Your words are truth, and You have promised this good thing to Your servant.

-2 Samuel 7:28

Jesus says: Abide in Me. Cling to Me. Stick fast to Me. Roll every burden on Me. Cast your whole weight on Me.

-JC Ryle 

God will never reveal more truth about Himself until you have obeyed what you know already.
-Oswald Chambers

The Christian life is birthed and sustained by God's movement toward us, not our movement toward God.
-Tullian Tchividjian 

"If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself."
-2 Timothy 2:13

Regarding our adoption journey:

"... one of the clearest displays of the gospel in this life is when redeemed men and women extend a hand of mercy to children in need and bring them into their families."- David Platt

 Before getting on our train, our driver, who spoke little English, said "These kids have no hope in our country." Reportedly, 70 percent of unadopted girls [in the Ukraine] end up in prostitution and 80 percent of the boys end up in a life of crime.- Tony Merida, 'Orphanology' page 32

This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.

-1 John 5:14-15

"Surely, God is with you, and there is none else, no other God."

-Isaiah 45:14

"I have done it, and I will carry you; And I will bear you and I will deliver you."

-Isaiah 46:4

'My purpose will be established, and I will accomplish My good pleasure."

-Isaiah 46:10

"We shall not be well as long as we love and admire 

anything more than we love and admire God." - C.S. Lewis

Wait and hope for and expect the Lord; be brave and of good courage and let you heart be stout and enduring. Yes, wait for and hope for and expect the Lord.

Psalm 27:14 AMP