I had a friend recommend a book on Facebook called “He Speaks to Me: Preparing to Hear the Voice of God” by Priscilla Shirer. It has absolutely led me to hear God so much more clearly.
If you have read some of my other blogs you will know I experience God winks through the number eleven. A God wink is an event or personal experience, often identified as coincidence, so astonishing that it is seen as a sign of divine intervention, especially when perceived as the answer to a prayer.
I see the number eleven multiple times throughout the day. I will usually see it at least four different times witin the day that end in 11. 4:11, 8:11, 11:11, 5:11 and so on. Yesterday I saw the time end in eleven six different times, a man wearing a jersey with the number 11 on it, I filmed 11 video clips on my iPhone, my Facebook page twice had 11 notifications and my receipt when I picked up my photo order at Walgreen was $11.11. Below is a photo of my receipt.
I have friends text me pictures of the clock on their phones when it is 11:11 or 1:11 since they know the significance of eleven to me. Many days I will go to our Facebook page and Grateful Gratitude will have eleven notifications.
Each and every time I see a number 11 I look up and say, “thank you, thank you, thank you!” I know it is God reaffirming His love and presence with me.
After reading the book my friend recommended the elevens became even more prevalent and occurred more often. I also have noticed other occurrences of seeing and hearing God.
Last night I woke up shortly after 1 am and the slats on my blinds by the side of my bed were in an opened position pointing upward so I could see the night sky. I always close these tightly at night since our bedroom faces the street. Last night they were open and as I looked up to the sky I saw a bright full moon with a dark sky behind it and I could also see the leaves on the tree outside our window in the foreground of the moon. It was so vivid and bright as if God was saying hello to me and comforting me.
I grabbed my iPhone and turned off the flash so I could take a picture to remember it and not wake up my husband. I took two pictures and viewed them to make sure they had taken. They had. I looked at the clock and it was 1:07am. The moon was so bright that I felt the time was significant and I looked in my angel numbers book to see what the number 107 meant and I discovered this passage.
*107* ( Angel Numbers 101 by Doreen Virtue)
***You have been listening to God’s loving guidance, and as a result, you are exactly where you’re supposed to be.***
When I woke up this morning the pictures were no longer on my iPhone or I would post them here for you to see. I am not sure what happened to them but that vision is definitely forever in my memory. I know this was God blessing me with His presence.
I think the book by Priscilla Shirer has opened me up to hearing and seeing God more in my life. In the book it is written, ” Often Jesus (God) wants to reveal important information to us, but our pride causes us to have preconceived notions that get in the way of our ability to hear what He is saying.” It goes on to say, “Humility on the other hand clears the pathway for us to hear God because it keeps us open to the way God wants to speak and move in our lives.”
I think this chapter absolutely made me realize that I needed to drop any pride I was holding onto and become much more humble. This is not the easiest thing to do. I have been blessed with very great success very quickly with Grateful Gratitude and it was difficult for me not to boast about that success.
I did find when I became quiet and didn’t speak of the number of likes or followers on Facebook or how many countries have read my blog I witnessed more likes/followers on Facebook. I quieted myself because He wants me to be humble and enjoy our success with Him. I have also felt more satisfied and blessed by being quiet.
The book also says, “When we approach God humbly and bow down before Him, we put ourselves in a position to hear from Him.” I totally agree and know this to be true. I have practiced it sincerely and in my heart more so since reading this book. I now ear from God many times through the day.
I also appreciate when the book says, ” Ministry is when the people who hear you don’t want more of you; they want more of Him because of what you said.” Again this so relates to me. There was a time in my life that I wanted everyone to see me. Now I only want them to see Him in me and hunger more to know Him and His grace, mercy and blessings because I witness them every day.
All of my blessings come from God and His unconditional love for me. I have turned my whole heart and life over to Him so I can serve and fulfill the plan he has blessed me with. I have become so at ease with life and see the beautiful qualities in people and things that He has created. Thank you God for allowing me to serve oters by knowing Your grace and love. I also have been healthier since relying only on God. I suffered many years from anemia and weakness but now have a perfect blood count and so much more energy.
We have heard many times, “God doesn’t call the equipped, but He equips those He calls. He will never ask you to do something He won’t enable you to accomplish.” I again can testify to this. When God called me to found Grateful Gratitude I knew nothing about writing blogs or doing podcast but He put it in my heart and the people I needed to accomplish these tasks in my life. He has also equipped me with opportunities to have businesses sponsor workshops so we can keep our registration fee low. He has help us reach over 100,000 people on Facebook when I would have been happy with 50.
God elevates our success so high that we know that only He can be responsible. Weekly He adds new ideas to our ministry to reach more people through my dreams or meditation and He put my daughter in my life as my partner to know how to help facilitate all the ideas God sends me.
The last thing I will leave you with from this book is this.
“One of the best things you can do to worship
God single-mindedly is simply to accept
where you are and what He’s
doing for you right now.”
I pray you take the time to read this book for yourself and absorb the words so you can better hear God and enjoy is blessings. Life for me has been so much more peaceful and blessed since quieting myself and opening heart to God’s words. I have inserted a picture of the book cover for you below and please notice what I circled in yellow at the right of the picture.
love, blessings and gratitude for you, LoLo