Sunday, January 14, 2007

Still Small Voice-

So have you ever heard that still small voice and dismissed it, thinking it was only a random thought. That is how I would explain this morning. Last night Blaise had a really rough night. She is cutting teeth. She has a diaper rash. She was really fussy. So I had made up my mind that I would not go to the service this morning. I would just keep the babies out of the cold and do some cleaning. That way Blaise could relax and so could I. So this morning I was laying in my warm snugly bed and I asked myself the question again. Do I go or stay? I heard a very small voice say, "Go". But I heard a very loud voice say, "Stay, clean, relax and you can watch a movie" So I listened to the loud voice. I got the big girls ready and started breakfast, turned on a movie for the girls and started cleaning. The big girls left for church and I did not. At 12:13 Billy calls me and tells me they are having the most amazing service and if I can to get there, to get there. I got me and the girls ready in ten minutes and Matt Carr picked us up and we were there by 12:30, just about the time it ended. Apparently, they had spent the last hour and a half worshipping and warring. My two favorite things. I was so sad I wanted to cry. Not just because I missed it (the service). But because I missed it (the voice). I don't want to miss it anymore. I know God is going to move like that again and again, because that is just where we are going. And I don't want to miss a second of it. So I will listen very closely to the quiet voice. And tell the loud one to shut up!

6 comments:

Ashlee said...

Oooooooh! That is so good...not that you missed the service... but that you realized you missed the small voice. How many times have we listened to the loud voice so readily we never even HEARD the small voice? I am working and praying through this one myself...daily. Lets live so close to the heartbeat of God that ALL we hear is HIM!

ericaprosser said...

I hate missing the good stuff. I really hate it. I hate learning the hard way too. But I love you! Talk to ya tomorrow.

A little bling, bling please said...

Well, the PASTOR even told his wife to stay home with the girls and then he comes home to tell me what a great time they had!!! AHHH! As far as the voice, it was like I was telling the girls at WOW, I was told to buy the chips for the Super Bowl get-together, but I reasoned with the fact that I don't have any dip and didn't plan on buying any, and then I show up back at the house with DIP and NO CHIPS!!!! Oh, how we don't want to miss the chips!!! There's more to that still small voice than we think!!!

Kevin said...

Awwwww!!!! Fran. As I read this, I just wanted to give you a hug!

Missing it, can be so frustrating. Amazingly even when we miss it God can use it to teach us wonderful leasons. I

JesusFreak said...

I, too, missed the Legendary Service. I was sabatoged by a member of the enemy troops. Okay, not really. I just didn't research enough on the canceled/not canceled issue. I feel your pain sister.

A-lauf said...

I have a personal rule if I can physically get to church I am there. I hate missing even when I am out of town I know how you feel. I missed the week before and....similar situation.