A New Perspective- Part 2


I wrote "A New Perspective" during my girls hospital stay after their car accident.  You may want to go here first to read it.

This blog is a follow-up to that...

In the last week I have found myself several times going across that same bridge.

A friend and I drove acoss that bridge again early this morning when we picked up a mom that is choosing to enter treatment instead of going back to the streets.  Her precious little girl is staying in our home until she is ready for the baby to join her.

I share this follow-up post to remind you... God still speaks to His people today.

Somehow we get caught up in the method He chooses to speak, but the bottom line is, He speaks.

And I'm convinced that more often than not, it's how He spoke to Elijah...

in a still small voice.

The night God spoke to me on my drive home from the hospital was unexpected, normal and supernatural all rolled up together.

All by myself,

no fancy preacher or prophet around...

no burning bush...

just me and God.

I also share this to remind you that when God speaks, we have a choice.

Just like Mary had a choice when the angel appeared to her and told of God's plan...

Mary chose to say, "Be it unto me..."

On that drive home that night I said "Yes".

Did I know all the details of what that 'yes' meant?

Absolutley not!

But that 'yes', was saying yes to trusting God.

Trusting that whatever He was calling me to, He would direct, guide and provide.

Even though I felt a shift in my spirit that night,  I haven't gone looking for anything  'new'.

I haven't tried to figure out what all the 'new perspective' will mean for me.  I've just been walking through the doors God has been opening for me and trusting.  And seeing things from a different perspective.

So when I found myself in the car last week driving over "my perspective bridge" with a friend from Amplify, one of the founders of Grace Ministries and a girl just released from jail, I wasn't prepared for the emotions I felt rising up.  I didn't hear the conversations in the car between the other women for a few minutes.  I was overwhelmed with the memories of my night with God on that bridge.  Reminded that God is faithful to His word.

We don't have to strive to make things happen.

  He's just waiting for us to say 'yes' and trust.

 


8 comments


  • Sue Harris

    Susan, Thank you for this BLOG. The “new perspective” keeps ringing in my mind. God truly does make all things new, if we can just slow enough to be in that peaceful place that only is available with Him. So much is clarified in His presence. I fail to listen often, but he doesn’t throw me out. Oh, to grow so close that the communication isn’t broken for a moment. Resurrection Sunday is His promise to me that he believes I am worth loving and He won’t let me go. Somedays, I feel like one of the two walking with Jesus on the road to Emmaus. I may be with a friend or a stranger and our conversation becomes a spiritual insight. What a peace to hear Jesus communicating with us heart to heart. Your BLOG has blessed in such a way.

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  • Kathleen McDaniel

    Susan:
    You and your husband are such a blessing and I just thank God for placing you all in our pathway. Wow, nobody but God could have orchestrated what has happened in the last few days….yes, it is truly a whole new perspective…..He sent you all to be used as His vessel to help another right on time….I too got a whole new perspective through all of this….the one that I thought was ready to surrender was not ready, and the one who I thought was not ready to surrender was ready…that is a whole new perspective for me….my expectations failed me again and this whole experience has truly right sized me again and given me a whole new perspective….I am so grateful that you heard His voice and have shared your experience…it gives us all something to think about and hopefully act upon as well.


  • Dawn McGinn

    Hello again Susan,
    Hope this finds you and your family doing well. No matter when I tune in to this blog you write, I ALWAYS feel so touched and blessed. YOU have an amazing way of relating to people, women…mothers in particular that truly “speaks” to me too. My 10 year old is partially blind in one eye, has been since birth and my 81 year old Mom is in 3rd stage renal failure. At times I feel so overwhelmed and overburdened, especially since they live with me alone. But you remind me that He is ALWAYS there! He is my partner, He is my savior and He never gives me too much! As long as I hold tight to my faith and my Father and follow women like you who are born to reach out and enlighten and inspire. I have never even met you…but feel you know me! THAT is a GOD thing for sure!!
    I hope that you and your husband are enjoying the “I am” CD which I sent a few weeks ago from my place of employment, Life Renewal Inc, I thought perhaps you could play it and feel renewed, refreshed and restored. Along with it went my thankful prayer for your gift of writing…THANK YOU so much for being this single Mom’s inspiration when she needs it.
    Be Blessed,
    Dawn McGinn
    Operations Manager for LRI
    904-554-9300


  • Susan

    Thanks Joan. Blessings to you and your son!


  • Joan A. Martin

    Thank you for you for writing this article. The message seems to be given to me specifically. Our son also had a lot to learn from this – he was the individual that found your site first.


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