As I sit and write this morning, again I am humbled by the ever pressence of God and his timing. I will be leaving in a few hours for a trip I’m not sure I feel qualified to be going on. When Lysa described her feelings about writing a book, (pg. 32) I was nodding my head saying to myself, “Yes….Yes…Yes.” Excitment for new adventure, driving, traveling with horses, and meeting people always stirs me. However, when I stop and think about what I’m responsible for sharing, the task can seem very beyond me. I am leaving today for Montana to do a 2 day clinic. There are 12 participants signed up and eager to learn how to improve their horsemanship and reining fundametals. I’ve dreamt on more than one occassion about an adventure like this. I’m excited to be going, but am learning to say “Yes” to God in the process. After all, the experience is not about me. It’s not about anything I’ve done with or without a horse. For me, it’s about being called to a place and speaking truth into the lives of those who attend. It’s helping them see, feel, and know that our horses reflect so much of us and that as they struggle to find the answers they desire with their horses, often they are struggling to find similiar answers in their lives. It’s always amazing to see how God uses the time in a clinic to speak to the women he loves so much. It’s even more incredible that he will speak to us through something we love so much-our horse.
In this chapter, Lysa did an incredible job of writing about the 5-Question Filter. This is an amazing way for us to decide whether we are hearing God or if we are just hearing things! 🙂 Many folks have asked the question, “How will I know if it’s God?” Lysa’s 5-Question Filter is a great way (and biblical way) to answer that question!
1. Does what I’m hearing line up with Scripture?
2. Is it consistent wtih God’s character?
3. Is it being confirmed through messages I’m hearing at church or studying in my quiet time?
4. Is it beyond me?
5. Woud it please God?
In the comment section below, answer:
Have you struggled with hearing Him? How has this 5-Question Filter helped you?
In The Message, Romans 9:25-26 says, “Hosea put it well: I’ll call nobodies and make them somebodies; I’ll call the unloved and make them beloved. In the place where they yell out, “You’re nobody!”, they’re call you “God’s living children”. Another line I like is; God doesn’t always call the qualified. He qualifies the Called.
As you venture through the rest of your week, would you kindly pray for me? I’d appreciate prayers of protection for me, my husband and horses. Also for my family. I pray that God will open doors and open hearts too. ~Thank you Ladies! God hears our prayers!