It is Saturday, which means this is Odie checking in with you. I hope you have had a fantastic week. I am happy to report that God has blessed me. I continue to gain a little more strength each day. We are trusting that we will come completely through this season totally victorious.
While we have navigated our Covid season, I remembered a saying from my childhood. My fellow Adventures in Odyssey fans will remember it too. The saying is, "go away bad dream BOO!"
"Go away bad dream BOO" is something that I have often said when I do not like what is going on around me. Most of the time I am joking when I think or say that phrase. I tried it during the height of Covid. It did not work at all.
Does that little phrase change my surroundings? The answer is a resounding no. Those five little words can not make my "bad dreams" disappear. I do smile every time I say or think about that phrase.
I wish I could speak the word and make my promblems and your problems vanish. Oh, that Covid would vanish! I wish heartaches, sickness, grief and a million other thing that can trouble us would disappear. Our word alone is powerless.
God's word is the source we need. He speaks and the sea and winds calm. When He speaks the blind receive their sight, the lame are healed, the deaf can hear, the dumb can talk and the dead man lives again. His powers are endless.
I could talk forever and never run out of things that the voice of my God can do. The word of God is powerful. It is a blessing to experience that power at work in my life. I am amazed by Him daily!
I treasure the times that He speaks encouragement to my heart. There are times that He reprimands me or convicts me. I am thankful that His voice guides me through life. God, please never go silent on me. I long to hear you in the good times and the bad.
Today I am reminding myself to listen for God's voice. My job is to listen. I also need to work on obeying His voice. There is my focus for this week, listen and obey.
In closing, I encourage you to reflect on the power of God's voice working for you. Talk to God about what is going on around you. Listen in prayer, church, while reading the bible and in everyday life. He can speak to us at any moment.
Thank you for visiting with me today. See you next time.