Thursday, May 27, 2010

He Loves Me Enough to Nudge Me!~ Guest Blogger Shawn Givens

Wow! It is has been a long time since I posted and you will have to wait a little longer to hear from me. (Don't judge me! I am busy!) Today, a friend posted a note on Facebook and I asked her if she would share. She graciously agreed!

Shawn is a mother, wife, sister, daughter, and friend. She is a woman of God and a child of a King! She finds herself at a cross roads in her faith journey. If you find yourself dealing with consistency, obedience, and hearing from God I think this post will touch you and hopefully move you to take action. What do we do with the gentle nudges from the Lord? Do we recognize and respond to that still small voice? Great questions! Can We Talk?! As you read Shawn's post hear a still small voice we have to follow very closely AND be quiet! Enjoy!

I was pulled out of a deep sleep by God's voice speaking the word "CONSISTENT"! WOW!! Maybe I didn't hear quite right.. 2 more times I heard..CONSISTENT! Oh, okay Lord I hear you loud and clear. So I got out of bed and began to pray, and I began to do some research!

Consistent: Possessing firmness or coherence, marked by harmony,regularity,steady continuity, free from variation or contradiction and showing steady conformity to character, profession, belief or custom.

~Deuteronomy 4:24 - For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God!~ OMG.. God loves me enough that he is JEALOUS!

{I also came across the word INTENTIONAL: to have in mind a purpose or plan; to direct the mind and a determination to act in a certain way} Which caused me to question myself... Am I being intentional in all that I do?

Consistency is the key, but it requires some effort EVERYDAY. It requires a plan.. no matter what is happening in our lives.

I "intend" to do alot of things every single day that I don't get around to doing. I continue to hurry about my life, seldom taking time to focus. Even before I am fully awake my brain is already running crazy! The thing about intentions is this.. IF YOU NEVER ACT ON YOUR INTENTIONS THEY WILL STAY JUST THAT.. "INTENTIONS" Which means we have no purpose, plan or direction!

I want to be intentional and consistent about everything: My life, walk, talk, marriage, parenting, relationships, career, appearance, showing love/support, my health, my worship, studying God's Word and living a life that is pleasing to God.

As a part of my plan to be a "Consistent and Intentional Woman" I challenge myself to wake up each day and make my intentions into realities by doing the following:

~Getting a clear plan and writing it down
~Sharing my intentions with someone that will hold me accountable to taking action.
~Acknowledge that I did what I said I would do (Being a woman of my word)

By setting an intention and being consistent about my plan, I will make it clear to myself and others that I intend to redefine what it means to me to be CONSISTENT.

I Thank God for loving me enough to nudge me when I am not following correctly!


Shawn R. Givens


Lady Al said...


I just love my HOPE family we have perfected CHANGE, GROWTH, ACCOUNTABILITY, FAITH, HOPE,CHARITY,LOVE and more!

Kellie said...

Thank you for the post Shawn. I really enjoyed reading it. You have open my eyes to some thing I struggle with (Consistency). You brought so much knowledge and understanding to me. I know it takes dedication and help from God.

When you get a chance check out my blog:

Have a great day! Kellie

Crystal Monae said...

If God is jealous of us, can we not be zealous for Him? Passionate, dedicated, and excited to be His...serving Him with fervor and showing the same love that He gives to us.

Aqua said...

Good question Crystal...SINCE God is a jealous why are we not zealous for Him? We have more zeal for the things of the world and the things of the flesh.

T-Ann said...

You may feel powerless, small, and lost in the big picture of your life, but Jesus is your place of safety. He overcame the world and His overcoming spirit is in you. Depend on Jesus and He will fill your heart with assurance and peace. Put your hand in His and He will lead you to a safe haven. He loved you enough to die for you; therefore, you can be victorious in this life and forever. Call on Jesus and He will answer. He is closer than your very breath.