Saturday, July 26, 2008


His "soft" voice
Have U heard it ? ---- He whispers in ways U can't describe , U can tell when He speaks for His words always line up with Holiness, His Kingdom , and His Word.

His voice always comes with peace -- prayer precedes His speaking , seeking God's glory insures we are "hearing aright" ------ and confirmation thru His Word , The Living Word and the Holy Spirit bears witness ---------
His voice sometimes prompts U to be extra kind to a certain person
His voice sometimes says to be "quiet" when standing around the coffee machine
His voice sometimes says "get up" and walk down the street

Years ago when pastoring, I had a long hard day and got home from visiting a saintly mother of Israel that was dying -- I arrive home around 11 pm. on a dark rainy saturday nite .
My wife said that a friend that I had led to the Lord 2 years earlier was on his way up with his wife as he was having a difficult time in his marriage (she was not a saved woman at the time). Well, this friend never was up in these mountains in NH and didn't know how to get where we lived , he asked my wife for the best way to our home but she couldn't help him and he said he was leaving and would try and find us --
Exhausted from a long day, eyes were bloodshot from drivng from the hospital, I went to bed at 11:30, at 11:45 The Lord stirred within me to pray for John, my wife said whats wrong as I stood at the parsonage door and looked out on a pouring rain -- I said it's about John and I prayed, my wife said come back to bed -- he will get in ok --
At 12 midnite the Lord "impressed" upon me to get up and drive down the road - I got up and my wife said what are U doing , I said " The Lord wants me to drive down the road "
In my car driving down Rt. 10 for about 7 miles in the dark with bloodshot eyes in the pouring rain I approached the intersection of Rt. 25 out of Plymouth N.H. -- and at the exact point of the intersection a car came out of the darkened road and it was my friend and his wife --
Our cars met in that intersection "guided" by The ONE WHO cares for our every need.
John and I opened our windows , he nodded and I did and he followed me back to the parsonage.
The next day John told me that he was so lost in those dark mountains , that he prayed at 11:45 for God to help him --- frantic by midnite, he prayed for God to send someone to guide him.

Their marriage survived and his wife later was wonderfully saved ( I didn't have anything to do with that ) ---

Too many people say "God told them" I don't buy into that , but I do know that God will direct His children, if we go slow, line everything up with the Word , and is in accordance with glory for His Kingdom ---

"thoughts of yesteryear"


Terry said...

Oh just wonderful Passing-thru!
You listened to His voice and look what the outcome was...I am wondering why you didn't say
"neat stuff" so I am saying it for you!
And your wife is so willing to be behind you in all of this. How blessed you are!
Really it is not a strange thing that the Lord told you to go down the road because look what happened when he told Philip where to go: And Philip went.

Acts 8 26And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert.

27And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship,

28Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet.

29Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot.

30And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?

Look at the results!
God is blessing you Passing-thru and you are a blessing to your friends!...Love Terry

passing-thru said...

And U are a blessing to me as well as many many others Terry

Crown of Beauty said...

This is amazing. It stirred my heart.
Thanks for sharing.