Monday, November 07, 2011

Amazing Grace

I will praise the Lord at all times. I will constantly speak his praises. I will boast only in the Lord; let all who are helpless take heart. Ps 34:1-2 (NLT)

Are you there God? It’s me, Joni.

Have you ever felt like your voice is echoing in a tunnel and no one is hearing? I’ve never really felt like that because I always knew God was listening, as He was talking to me along the journey of Stevens blindness, He spoke, I listened. I never really asked anything of myself, I just kept praying for everyone else in need.

The power of prayer is simply amazing. When I send out a prayer for someone or say to a person, I’ll pray for you, those are not empty words that stop at just words, I really sincerely pray for that person. I won’t go into the amount of prayers I’ve said or for who, but I can say that the persons prayed for come back to me and say, “I FELT your prayers.” All Glory to God.

So when I send a prayer into the tunnel, it doesn’t have an echo, because of all the prayers it is bumping into. The tunnel is full of prayers and when I say, “Are you there God, it’s me, Joni,” I know God will hear my prayer. He forgets no one.

People think I’m crazy because when they ask or tell me to do something, I have a tendency to say, “I’ll see what God says,” or I’ll wait to hear what God wants me to do.” and if He says wait, I wait, patiently, sometimes in deep pain, struggling, gasping for air, but I wait, and God answers in a resounding brilliance of rainbow colors.

I don’t mean He puts a rainbow in the sky for me, (although sometimes he has done that.) But He layers his answer in a colorful rainbow that only I hear, and obey. ROYGBIV
Red-- “REST my child for you are weary”, Orange-- “OPEN your heart and let the Light shine through.” Yellow -- “YOU are my child and never forgotten.”, Green -- “GRACE from your Lord and Savior surrounds you.” Blue -- “BE one with all that I AM.” Indigo -- “I am the Lord your God.”, Violet -- “ VALUE all that you are!”

Then He adds... “You are not alone.” And then gives me a hug that is like no other warmth of the universe surrounding me.

How can you ignore that? Maybe you don’t hear Him? Maybe you’ve been so busy with reading the scripture, you never really gave it a chance when it came to actually living the scripture. I am not perfect by no means, I am a sinner like each and every one of you and think myself nothing more, but I strive, every day I wake up, and listen for the rainbow, I strive to make my day full of Glory to God.

I rose today, along with the glorious sun and felt, His Amazing Grace...
...was blind...but now... I SEE!!!

Thank you Lord, for prayers answered! Praise be your name!

NOTE: We are nearing a holiday, where people are lonely and need our prayer. Thanksgiving and Christmas should be a time for celebration and giving thanks. This weeks posts will be for the needy, the less fortunate, the ones no one cares for, but Jesus.

Matt. 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.


benning said...

A rainbow of Light and Blessings. :D Praise God!

M. SUE said...

Thank you for thinking out loud in this post, Jomi.
I very much appreciate your rainbow explanation and would like permission to copy it to refer back to for personal reflection.
I don't recall questioning whether God was listening or not. Like a budding blossom, I always felt His SONshine!
In regard to your planned upcoming posts:
The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’ Matthew 25:40 (NASB)
Sending smiles~M. Sue

joni said...

Sue, you have my permission with blessings. After I wrote that and posted it,I thought, "I wrote that?" Then I remembered, I may have physically wrote it, but certainly my hand was led by God himself!

All glory and prasie to Him!

Hugs and prayers to you, sincerely. :)

Love ya,


M. SUE said...

>>>I thought, "I wrote that?" <<<
It's representative of what I have been telling you about YOUR gift, talent, whatever you want to call it. It is unique to YOU. As Marjorie Holmes points out in the beginning of one of her books, "There is a duty!" To my way of thinking, your ability to get things across is amazing. You build from the foundation up, not from the second story (a little pun there) expecting us to fill in from the basement up to there for ourselves! Not every teacher seems to get the fact that basement to
2nd story and "intuitive" don't mesh to beginning writers! You KNOW that and start with the nitty-gritty digging in the dirt! Thank you and keep on using that golden shovel God has given you!
Squinting my eyes at the sunshine's reflection~

joni said...

Thank you Sue! :)
I hope I live up to all you see in me. :)

You always make me smile with your comments.
((((big big hugs))))