July 19, 2010

The Sweet Voice of God.......

Hey ya'll!

Don't you just love it when you're just going about your day and the Lord interrupts and shows you something or speaks a word that lifts your heart.....a word that is perfectly seasoned!  That happened to me yesterday as I took a moment to glance through an old devotional poetry book that I recently bought at one of my fav thrift stores.    This particular poem is nothing profound or spiritually "deep" but simply encourages us to be looking and listening for the sweet voice of God.   The sweet voice of God.....I love just saying those words!  Oh how amazing it is that the One who created heaven and earth, set the stars in their constellations, set the sun and moon into orbit and told them when to shine and holds it all in the palm of His hands, SPEAKS to you and me!  My heart cries unto His heart.....Yes, Lord, I'm listening, I'm watching, I'm drawing closer to your heart and listening for the whispers of your sweet voice, oh God!

The poem is by Kay Hoffman and the book is Treasures of the Heart.  I added some images that I love and hope they bless you and speak to your heart as well.........

"I Hear God's Voice"


I hear God's voice in gentle wind
That whispers through the trees
And in the crunch, rustling sound
of Autumn's fallen leaves.


In each lilting birdsong ringing,
The cooing of a dove,
In the murmur of a peaceful stream
He tells me of His love.


I hear God's voice when thunder rolls
And in the ocean's roar,
The little waves that gently lap
Along the sandy shore.


In the laughter of little children
Playing in places near
And in each kind word spoken
His voice to me so dear.


When the future path looks dark
And my heart is filled with fear,
It's then I hear Him gently say,
"Be still and know I'm near."


God speaks to me in countless ways
No matter where I trod,
And when I humbly kneel in prayer,
How sweet the voice of God!
                                                                         by Kay Hoffman


The voice of the Lord is powerful;
 the voice of the Lord is full of majesty!
Psalm 29:4 amp (emphasis mine) 

May you have an abundantly blessed week and be looking and listening for the sweet voice of God....He's speaking sweet words of love, encouragement, grace and hope unto His own!  Let's be listening!!! 


Luv, Hugs and Sweet Blessings!

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27 comments:

Sandy said...

Yes, there's nothing sweeter
than suddenly becoming aware
of His presence or hearing His
sweet voice. It's what sustains
and strengthens us.
Thanks for your encouraging
words.
Blessings,
Sandy

Nana's Nuggets said...

Good Morning!Jackie, I Loved this post today! What a Awesome God we serve!
Yes; it is so amazing when we can just stop! and see, hear and feel the Touch of Him.I just love how He works.Photos were beautiful. Have a Blessed Week:).

kathy taylor said...

Wow! I feel as though I have just gotten back from church or spent time alone with God. What a refreshing reminder of the Lord's sweetness!

RCUBEs said...

"The sweet voice of God..." that is soooo wonderful to hear..Beautiful poem. If we can only learn to not miss His loving whispers, day to day...I'm glad He caught your attention and you, shared this with us. God bless you sister.

Debbie said...

Oh how this blessed me this morning! How wonderously true. His voice and touch are everywhere...Have a wonderful day! HUGS

Saleslady371 said...

I long for His sweet voice, for sure. There's no other like it. Have a wonderful day, Jackie dear!

Hugs,
Mary

Julie said...

Jackie,
Thanks for popping in and your words of encouragement for my Marine Justin. means a lot!!!
I love your post. Yes God's voice is in so many things. And I think I hear it with my heart. When the birds are singing in the morning, I get SUCH joy listening...It is so early, dawn, and they are already toiling and SINGING!! That is God's voice to me...speaking...
so many little things like that. Thanks for the beautiful reminder and the poem... Hugs.

Karen said...

Beautiful poem...and the pictures went perfectly with the words....

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

That the God of all the universe would bend low to speak to me... nearly sends me over the edge every time I hear the pulse of his heart, whether through creation's witness, the Bible, music, or in times of worship & prayer.

How I love being my Father's child!

peace~elaine

Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus said...

How sweet, indeed. What a beautiful pairing of images and words!

Thank you for your expression of God's love here.

Barbie said...

Amazing pictures. Thank you for the reminder that God is everywhere and He speaks through everything. I loved meeting Debbie today. Are you in Arizona as well? Blessings!

Yolanda said...

Very very beautiful and I love when God so gently whispers to my soul.

Lovingly,
Yolanda

sara said...

love this poem!!!

thanks for visiting my blog! it is so good to meet new blogging friends and fellow Arizonans...I grew up in Tucson.

Jennifer said...

Yes, I love the sweet voice of God - and the fact that we hear it everywhere..and anywhere - as long as we will listen. The poem is great but your photos with it are the best! Hope you are having a great week - and that you got that broken pipe taken care of easily. Bummer.

Debra Kaye said...

Hi Jackie! So blessed by your visit and your blog. Looks like we have a dear bloggy sister in common - Karen is precious!!!

Listening with you,

Debra Kaye

Toia said...

This is such a beautiful and sweet post. I love hearing God's sweet voice. Just to hear His voice in everything from sky down to the trees. Blessings to you on this post.

PS-Thanks so much for stopping by. I have added you to my Designer's Original favorite links as well as became a follower. =D

Stuff could always be worse said...

Yes I do love your poem, and the sweet voice of the Lord. Thanks for stopping by.
kim

Alleluiabelle said...

This is so beautiful and touched me deeply my sweet sweet friend.

I just love you!

Big Hugs,
Alleluiabelle

Lynda Young said...

I loved the poem and the photos were gorgeous, especially the very first pic.

They call me "Deb" said...

You did such a beautiful job of this post! The photos and the way that you put it all together were so enlightening and brought encouragement to my heart.
Oh I love 'hearing' God's voice - in the quiet of night, in nature, in the sounds of people around me, EVERYWHERE!
Hugs,
Deb

Judith said...

Hi Jackie,

Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving your encouraging and kind message. Yes, I am indeed deeply blessed in my family - as well as my friends.

The photos you chose for this post are stunning; eye candy for the soul.

I see from your Bio that one of the things you love is hanging out at the Grand Canyon. So sad when the tourist bus gives people 5 minutes to see the "big hole." We rode mules down to the bottom one year and hiked down another. Incredible memories. Delighted to meet a kindred spirit.

Blessings,
Judith

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Jackie, what a wonderful poem and beautiful photos. God bless you and have a great day! ~Ron

Deborah Ann said...

Ah, that was so peaceful! Nice job on finding the perfect pictures to bring the poem to life.

Have a blessed, joyful weekend Jackie!

Patrina's Pencil said...

Thank you, sweet friend - for visiting the bridge today to say that you were praying for me and my dad. I can't express the feeling that leaped within my heart when i read your spirit anointed words. I have to tell you that it brought tender tears to my eyes as I felt His wings hide me and wrap me in the shadow of His love. Thank you for hearing and obeying the voice of the Lord today. I am blessed for your faithfulness.

Thank you also for reminding me that ... When the future path looks dark, and my heart is filled with fear,It's then I hear Him gently say,"Be still and know I'm near."

Patrina <")>><
The Lord is my Shepherd
I have everything I need

Sonja said...

Jackie:

This is a wonderful way to end the day! Thank you for the beautiful words and pictures, sometimes it's just good to be quiet and reflect on who He is!

Hugs!

Sonja

Debra@Common Ground said...

Just beautiful!

God Whispers said...

I missed this post. Lovely Jackie. Blessings.

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