I am new to A BEAUTIFUL MINISTRY and this is my first blog ever. My blog is called “Listening to Jesus” for a reason. I have a long-time prayer journal and have learned to listen to Jesus by writing out my prayers. I had been praying for changes related to my job, a place of great stress and discord. Nothing was happening, at least that is what I thought. Jesus answered me with, “My silence is not idleness….” Since then, my circumstances have changed for the better, I have found the joy and peace I sought.
My silence is not idleness…..
You pray faithfully for a hopeful outcome, seeking me earnestly without ceasing. You have not heard from me or my reply was not what you expected. Wanting to understand, you ask me about what I am doing. I appear silent. You pour your heart out to me continually. I hear you. I know what you are going through. I have not forsaken you. When you pray, I listen intently; I have compassion for you and your circumstance. My silence is not idleness. Trust me even if you are unaware of my activities. Praise, worship and glorify me with faithfulness.
Romans 5 1-5
We have been made right with God because of our faith. Now we have peace with him because of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Through faith in Jesus we have received God’s grace. In that grace we stand. We are full of joy because we expect to share in God’s glory. 3 And that’s not all. We are full of joy even when we suffer. We know that our suffering gives us the strength to go on. 4 The strength to go on produces character. Character produces hope. 5 And hope will never bring us shame. That’s because God’s love has been poured into our hearts. This happened through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.