I had asked God about proceeding with something I wanted to do. I prayed and asked and prayed and read my bible but I couldn't seem to get a clear yes or no! What are we meant to do in these circumstances?
I believe God hears our every prayer and that He answers. But I was listening hard and hearing nothing. I think in the end I was listening too hard, maybe I was trying to hear one particular answer, a yes in this case! So I tried to relax and asked God to speak to me through His word instead as I ask Him every day when I read the bible. He lead me to this:
The husband provides leadership to his wife the way Christ does to His church.
Eph 5: 22 The Message
I felt God was asking me to ask Dominic, my husband! So I did and Dominic got me to consider again whether I really wanted and had time to do this and only then did I get an answer.
So the lesson or lessons to me in all this:
- Don't try very very hard to hear God speak, relax! His answer will come.
- Be open to hearing an answer you weren't expecting.
- Be ready to hear God's answer from someone else.
- Accept a no! or a wait.
This was a page where I had scraped excess paint while doing previous pages so it started off with random bits of different paint. I added stenciled dots and stamped circles and map and then the journaling. I love how the rough paint reflects the noise in my head of too much thinking.
The answer was yes.