Monday, February 25, 2008

hearing God's voice

what does it sound like? have you ever heard it? do you hear it often?
well, i have heard it. it was not like a voice, but a feeling. i didn't hear him say "amy, go outside". i felt a push to get the mail. seriously. there was construction outside. it was loud out there. i don't even remember if there was even any mail. i just remember as i walked back to my condo (about 10 years ago) that i heard something. a small voice maybe? "help, please". not loud. in fact i could barely hear it over the concrete work going on across the street. "is someone there?" "please help me" i heard. i walked over to the next door neighbor's little condo, and there was mrs brown. the was hidden in between the big bush and the concrete front patio. she had fallen, and was stuck. i think she had been there for at least 30 minutes, if not an hour. i helped her up, and then helped her into her house. i helped her get her coat off. i helped her clean up her arm (which had a huge nasty scrape on it). i sat with her when she called her friend, and made sure she was ok before i went back to my little condo, and my sleeping little guy.
mrs brown was a great neighbor. when i was 15, i got locked out of my house. i had no where to go, and my mom was going to be at work for at least another 4 hours. she let me stay with her until my friend sara got home. she fixed me a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and was so very nice to me. i am so glad i was given an opportunity to help her out as much as she helped me!
i think about her and about listening when God gives me a little push.

thanks rachel, for the picture of my family.

6 comments:

The Other Huse said...

That's awesome!

Denise said...

That is so sweet, bless you.

elizabeth embracing life said...

That is so sweet and reminder to listen when God is nudging us or speaking to us.

Beth said...

I think most of the time God speaks to us quietly in a small voice and we have to pay attention to make sure we don't miss it.

I'm so glad you heard God telling you to go outside and that you found your neighbor! Thanks for the reminder to be quiet and listen!

And thanks for participating in Miracle Monday!

Angie said...

I'm sure Mrs. Brown is as thankful as anyone that you listened to the little nudges God placed on your heart that day.

KEEP BELIEVING

Beloved MaMa said...

thank you for reminding us of God's still sweet voice...