I remember as a young child standing in my room at my Grandmother’s house, looking up to the heavens and saying, “God, if you are really there why don’t you talk to me?” I listened but I did not hear a thing. Many years later after I had asked Jesus to be my Lord and Savior and had invited Him in my heart…I heard Him speak! I was sound asleep and I heard “God is Love, Jesus is forgiveness” I woke up immediately. Oh how excited I was – I knew it was God! I then woke my husband up and repeated the wonderful message He spoke to me (he probably thought I had went crazy). I wrote it down in a little book. I was so excited not only could I talk to God but also He would speak to me!
Much later after the Holy Spirit taught me to listen I received this poem that reminded me of that day when as a child I called out that I wanted to hear him.
He had heard me! I just could not hear Him.
There was a small girl child with eyes open wide to see
That called out to the heavens to a word from God receive
She challenged me to listen and to speak to her clear
But she did not have a heart able to hear
Many years went by and I called out to her many times
But one fine day her heart with truth aligned
It still took her awhile to rest enough to hear my voice
Now the little child can daily draw near so her heart can rejoice
The Word says God knew me and loved me even in my mother’s womb. He knew me before He made the earth!
For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.