God spoke to me in some pretty significant and specific ways this week. Hiding little notes and doodles for me in various moments and encounters. Some may doubt it or think it's silly, but what are just scribbles to anyone else are detailed and intentional love letters to me, and vice versa. And it doesn't hurt that I know what the Lords hand writing looks like in my life. I found the first note on Monday, it was hidden in the last chapter of a book that I borrowed months ago. Some history on this book; this book was quite instrumental in what I now shall refer to as my "Spiritual Renaissance". This past summer was a really difficult for me, a lot was involved. Among other things it involved a fracture friendship/brotherhood (I won't get into any details on that, but any and all prayers on the subject would be awesome). This book, that I actually borrowed from that friend, kept me grounded, sober-minded, and my heart focused on the Lord while chunks of my life started to crack and be challenged. When I got to the last few chapters I started reading them slower and slower until I stopped altogether. I would read little bits here and there until I made it to the last chapter. But it was just was flat and lacking life. I knew it was a timing thing, so I waited. I now understand why. I would not have been ready to understand what was waiting for me in that last chapter. Other places that the Lord hid messages for me through out the week were in a few different PodCast's (some that wanted to listen to and others that I didn't), talking with friends, listening to a dream my friend had, reading during my lunch break, and I am sure there are a few I cant remember right now. Its pretty amazing how amazing He is. I love the Lord so much, and not just what He does for me but HOW He dose it. Its good to meditate on how the Lord ministers to us. It allows us to see past what He is doing to why He is doing it. And what better way to deepen our love and relationship with Christ than to better understand His Character.
The only thing these messages or notes had in common was the intentionality. Each time I felt the Lord's still small voice tell me to slow down, read, or listen. And with the obedience to that still small voice came these powerful little blessings. Lets all try and be more intentional.