Saturday, January 07, 2006

Have you noticed?

How many Christians you have known and trusted for years are saying that God spoke to them recently or made himself known in fresh, new and more intimate ways? More people saying God asked them to follow him in ways that shook them out of living like they were used to? That some struggle caused them to question and ultimately depend more fully on Christ? Have you also noticed, how many people are finding themselves in dramatic moves and relocations in the last year? I thought it was just me, but talking to a few folks, and reading a bunch of blogs.. I am sort of wondering if this is typical that so many experience this and I just never noticed, or if something unusual is going on.. if something is being prepared?


  • At 1/07/2006 09:25:00 PM, Blogger Gwen said…

    Well...maybe but for me I feel like I am not growing with the Lord. I feel I am pulling away. Right now I feel anger at God. For the first time I am not embarassed or ashamed to admit it. I know God never promises that we won't have pain or suffer but right now I feel my family is getting far more than their fair share and I'm feeling that God has abandoned us. I listen but I don't hear his voice or feel his presence. I know many will read this and I have not shared this on my blog. I guess I just felt compelled to finally say it. I'm sorry I'm doing this on your blog!

  • At 1/08/2006 09:27:00 AM, Blogger mrsfish said…


    You are one of my dearest friends in all the world. You are welcome to say whatever you need or want to, to me or on my blog. I know your family is getting hit on all sides right now. My heart goes out to your mom, sister and brother. Our God will not leave you for shouting at him in anger (or for anything)and neither will I. I am praying that God will reveal himself to you mightily during this time of questioning. Never doubt that I keep you and your family in my prayers. Also, please never doubt that you do not need to be ashamed to be honest with me. Keep reaching, keep screaming, keep talking to God and I will support you in prayer. My step mom calls them 'desert times' - the times when God seems quiet - even when its not a time of crises or pain. He is still there. But it is hard. Depend on Him, my friend - He will get you and your brother through this. I promise.

  • At 1/08/2006 09:45:00 AM, Blogger romy said…

    i tend to resist thinking about something "being prepared" because that's a bit too ... i don't know, end of days. and for me, while i have definitely experienced the voice of god you talk about here, i am also pretty sure that until just a few years ago i was blind to the ways other people experienced the voice of god. if not deaf to the voice itself. one thing about the internet is that it makes more testimonials "hearable" in our world than at any other time before in history, so it may seem this is happening more now. but there have always been stories of conversion and life-altering encounters with the lord.

    it is important to remember we are living within an era, but i doubt whether that era will be quantifiable while we're still in it.

  • At 1/08/2006 10:13:00 AM, Blogger mrsfish said…

    Hi Romy, yes I hesitated over that phrasing, because I don't want to get all end of world either. And what you say is exactly what I am wondering.. is it just that I didn't see it before (though I was thinking life stage, not communication ease) because I had always been with other Christians talking about this stuff. But you are right, that was mostly people at the same church and the internet is a wider pool. But still, I am in awe of the power of God and the mixture of intricacy, intimacy and the hugeness of what he does in the world.. perhaps a time of revival? But this learning to walk day by day is enough for me for right now :)


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