Voice{less} Moment

Since Jesus is my all in all, why don’t I share Him with all?

She stands there rocking a baby in a sling, sadden by the sickness of the leukemia attacking the body of her Grandfather. I hear the voice of the Holy Spirit in my heart prompting me to speak to her.

I do. Except, I use my voice, my words, my story not His. I talk to her for thirty minutes, praying and asking God to help me find the ‘right moment’ ignoring that He already has given me the ‘right moment’ this is it, this is the divine appointment.

Just as I open my mouth to speak in the name of Jesus Christ her Aunt comes in to take her away, and with her goes my opportunity to speak life into her, to find out if she knows Jesus Christ personally–to ask her if I could pray with her.

I hate it when I do that, when my voice drowns out the voice of the Holy Spirit.

This is it. I am not holding back, this is the line in the sand.    When I hear Him tell me to speak may it be like a fire burning within me that I can not contain, I will:

Stop. Pray. Ask God what to say.  Loving is calling…my voice is His.

Almighty Father, thank You for giving me the opportunity to speak Your Word of life into others.  Thank You for giving me the gift of Jesus Christ.  Thank You for giving me the gift of Your Holy Spirit.  I repent of being selfish of keeping these gifts to myself when You prompt me to share. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, help me to burn for You. Give me a love for the lost I never had before for it is Your love that compels me to share. I lift up Rachel and her family.  Please send her another messenger that will share You with her, to comfort her, may they be bold for You and open their mouth for Your voice to flow.  From this moment on may I use this voice for Your glory. In Jesus name I pray, amen.

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My name is arcelia. I love, worship and revere God. Since 2009 I have been enJOYing the peace with God I have through Jesus Christ. I'm learning to listen and respond to His voice through His Word and convictions of the Holy Spirit in this midst of this chaotic and distracting world. I am a broken redeemed healed vessel, joyously drawing water from the Spring of salvation pouring out in God's strength by His Spirit for His glory. "May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all." 2 Corinthians 13:14 View all posts by altarofheaven

15 responses to “Voice{less} Moment

  • deepfragilegrace

    Beautiful. How true; I do it too–drown out the Holy Spirit with my voice.


  • Wendy

    I have missed those appointments too friend. Praying that He speaks loud and clear through you in those next gift-moments. Thanks so much for sharing. Blessings.


  • simplystriving

    You’ve done that, too, huh… I’m with you. Striving with you to deny myself this week…

    thank you for your encouragement!


    • altarofheaven

      Thank you for stopping by. I join you in hiding and abiding in Him striving against the sin of unbelief remembering Whose I am. Praying I walk in a manner worthy of the calling He has given us. Blessings and joy to you!


  • mybroom

    Ok Arcelia, you have arrived at a big one – you failed. Hang on a minute – there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus… don’t make the mistake of scrutinizing your performance – scrutinize His, He is your righteousness, dare you believe it even in the midst of failure!! cheers G


    • altarofheaven

      🙂 Lol Yes I am thankful to be in Jesus Christ and I’m thankful I feel no condemnation but I press on to maturity in my walk with Him because I desire to walk in a manner worthy of the calling I have been given in Him. I am so thankful to be clothed in His righteousness, even in the midst of failures–that only increases my love for Him even more! May I share this love! Grace is truly a gift I keep unwrapping. Thank you Graeme!


  • Don Hartness

    May I suggest an alternative? Maybe you didn’t fail?

    It sounds to me as if the Spirit was praying inside of you when you spoke. Sometimes, it is not what we say that is truly important, but the opportunity for the Spirit to intercede for that person, with our self merely standing as the temple and vessel for that intercession. Just your presence will affect those around you, though you will not often see it.

    That aside, we often think that we need to say a certain set of words in order to be effective. However, maybe that person wasn’t ready for direct evangelization and conversion? One plows the ground, another plants a seed, still another waters, and yet another harvests. Your prayer afterwards indicates as much. By relying on the Lord, and having faith in His spirit, your “personal” story may have struck a cord within that person that will resonate later on when they meet the next disciple to cross their path.


    • altarofheaven

      Thank you Don! This does remind me of how one sows, one waters and God causes the growth. That’s what my friend Graeme was reminding me too. To rest in the finish work of Jesus Christ. I’m thankful you stopped by Don.


  • jalal michael sabbagh.http://gravatat.com/jmsabbagh86@gmail.com

    Arcelia,this is a wonderful about.Wishing you happiness and success.jalal michael


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