I sat on the park bench I happened to glance down and see a peanut sitting
inconspicuously behind one of the legs.
Naturally, I bent over and picked it up.
Glancing up, across the walking path, I noticed a squirrel suddenly stop
his constant hopping and digging to give me a hard stare of anticipation.
aloud and looking down at the small nugget of gold, that I obviously held in my
hand, I debated whether to toss it over to the little grey fur ball or hold it
out as an offering.
this what we do in life sometimes? We
know what the right thing to do is, yet we hesitate and try to figure out
Instinct tells me to toss the peanut to the squirrel, so why don’t I do just that? Is it God whispering to me to toss the small gift, and, in return, me trying to rationalize another or better way? Perhaps.
I being selfish to want the squirrel to come and take the prize from my
hand? Why do I need that confirmation of
the end… I tossed the peanut to the squirrel and he cracked it and ate it then
reward was found in my own smile and warmed heart! Thank you, Lord!
Hebrews 13:16 “And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.”
wasn’t so much an audible voice as much as it was a tangible voice inside my
I said aloud, “I am here, and I am listening.”
There was a silence that lasted for what seemed minutes. The hairs on my neck began to stand on end as I felt the inevitable getting closer. His voice was about to penetrate again. In the anticipation of this, I took a deep breath.
son,” said He. “My plans for you are the
very plans you know in your heart. Slow
down, and listen to your heart. In this,
you will be listening to me.”
then fell to my knees with tears freely flowing and said to my Lord and Savior,
“I am yours, Lord. Your will be done in
me and through me. I will listen to my