As a special treat, Kimberly Rose Johnson is with us today, sharing about listening to God. Kimberly was one of the other novella authors in our recently released set, Love in Mistletoe Springs.
Kimberly Rose Johnson holds a degree in Behavioral Science from Northwest University. She writes sweet Christian romance and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. She enjoys taking long walks with her husband and dog, reading, dark chocolate and time with friends. You may contact Kimberly via her website at http://kimberlyrjohnson.com/
by Kimberly Rose Johnson
This morning as I was reflecting on the devotional I had read, I began to talk to the Lord about all sorts of things. It wasn’t long, only a minute or two at the most, when I realized I was doing all the talking. Oops.
How many times a day do I rattle off this thought or that without actually listening or waiting for a response from the Lord? Too many for sure! So today I sat in the quiet of my house with my dog lightly snoring in the background and focused on the Lord. What did He have to say?
Psalm 46:10 came to mind. “He says, ‘Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.'” (NIV)
Aside from being a fitting answer to what I was talking to Him about, this verse was the needed reminder that I need to be quiet and listen.
In Brewed with Love, a novella I wrote for Love in Mistletoe Springs, Amber has a paralyzing fear of fire. It’s a pretty big issue for her, especially now that she’s met Bryan—a local firefighter. I wonder if she had taken the time to be quiet with the Lord if things would have been different for her.
As you go about your day, I hope you will take time to be quiet with the Lord and hear what He has to say. Communication and relationship take at least two. Don’t you agree?
Take care, everyone and I hope you enjoy a few minutes of silence in the midst of craziness. You may be amazed at the result.
When Amber Cook meets firefighter Bryan Grant, can she overcome her deep seated fear of fire and discover true love? Or will her past rule her future?
More about Love in Mistletoe Springs:
The Mistletoe Springs animal shelter loses their grant, endangering the lives of countless stray dogs, cats, even birds and turtles. The community attempts to save the shelter by running a Christmas in July fundraiser. Groups of volunteers scramble to get all the details together while managing their personal lives. For ten people, love gets in the way.
You can find Love in Mistletoe Springs at Amazon.
Me: I know I have a hard time stopping long enough to listen to God. I talk to Him a lot, but fail to listen as much as I should. Thanks for the reminder to be still and know He is God, Kimberly. I certainly needed it today.
Dear readers, I pray you are blessed with peace today. I pray that you will do nothing without conferring with God first and that as you fulfill His destiny for your life, whatever that may be, that He will look down on you with the pride of a father and say, “That is my child, in him/her I am well pleased.”
With Him in my heart,