Getting Over My Proud Self

Friday night, God seemed to gently nudge me. I want to show you something special. My husband and I were driving up the driveway in the dark. The only thing I saw was the moon.

Probably wasn’t God talking to me.

Look at the moon.

“This is gonna sound crazy, but I think God wants me to pay attention to the moon tonight.”

“Why?” Rick said.

“I’m not sure.”

Then the moon disappeared behind the trees. Guess it was just my imagination.

Keep looking.

“There it is,” Rick said.

“Oh, yeah. Looks like it’s right over the center of the driveway.” I took a couple of pictures through the windshield. Too fuzzy.

It wasn’t God.

Rick opened the sunroof. “Try it from up there.”

I stared through the opening into the patch of night sky.

And hesitated.

I bet I can’t take a picture of the moon from this far away. In the dark.

“Here,” Rick said. “I’ll hold your phone while you crawl through.”

I wanted to say never mind. Dumb idea. Just keep driving.

I didn’t want to look like a fool.

But what if God was talking to me? Calling me to an adventure? To something new?

Could I trust Him…even though I didn’t know the outcome?

Balancing on the console, I poked my head and arms through the sunroof–up to my waist.

“Oh. Wow.” Surrounded by the cool air, it felt as though I viewed the night from a balcony.  The stars were so pretty they took my breath away. And the moon! Look at the moon! Centered above our driveway…just for me.

 

Thank You, God. I snapped a picture and eased back into the car.

“Well?”

“There’s a whole ‘nother world out there,” I said breathlessly.

Listen up, proud self. You’ve knocked me out of a lot of blessings, but no more!

How do you sense God talking to you? Has He called you to a new adventure?

P.S. One more sweet thing….

Jennifer Mersberger  nominated my blog for the Beautiful Blogger Award. 🙂 🙂 I’m so honored! Ladies, you’ll love Jennifer’s blog, God in the Everyday.

I’d like to nominate these blogs for the Beautiful Blogger award…

All Things Heart and Home  (All things Crafty, Heartfelt, Decorating, DIY, and Gluten Free)

Girls God Goodlife  (for teenage girls)

B.J. Taylor (for animal lovers)

To receive the reward:

1. Copy the blogger award and place it in your post.

2. Thank the person who nominated you and create a link to their blog.

3. Share the love. Nominate others for their own beautiful blogger award.

Love,

Julie

 

 

Comments

  1. Proverb 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” That’s what this photo says to me. A narrow path in the dark, with one light illuminating it. Beautiful.

    • Thank you, Gina. Your Scripture nailed it! It was such a supernatural sort of moment!

      Blessings today!

  2. Beautiful…aren’t you amazed at the internal dialogue/battle we have with God. He is speaking/He is not…is it really Him? He reveals Himself doesn’t He? Perfect locations, perfect opportunities…it is a whole nother world out there….what cherished blessings. Blessings and adventure!

  3. About the dialog with God….glad to know other people do the same thing. Was it God? Was it me? Thanks so much for reading! Yep, when we let go and trust, there is a whole nother world out there.
    🙂

  4. anna haney says:

    So sweet. No weepies, but beautiful just the same. I am recovering from bronchitis, so crying would hurt. I am also constantly amazed at how God gets our attention in little ways

    • Yes, I’ve been praying for you, Anna. Hope you were able to sleep last night. I know–and His voice is soooooooooo soft. XOXOXO Feel better, my friend.

  5. Pat Garczynski says:

    Julie, love the article,, wonderful picture, and Gina and Tom’s comments! AND I love that your husband always seems to be supportive, encouraging of what’s on your mind and in your heart!

    • Hey, Pat! Thank you, my friend. You’re right. My husband doesn’t always understand my creative ways, but he didn’t mind helping me crawl through the sunroof. 🙂

  6. What a beautiful picture! And your driveway looks just like the one we had when we lived out in the country. Absolutely LOVED that place. Brings back great memories!

  7. Wow. Julie – this photo is magnificent, otherwordly! I had to go look at it again just to wrap my mind around it. Plus, I loved the tension in this scene – reading about your internal struggle, your dialogue with Rick and with God, and that you were scared of looking foolish. I could SEE you slipping up through the sun roof and clicking the photo. I saw your red hair on fire. Thanks for baring your soul and showing us that sometimes we need to stop and smell the roses (or gaze at the heavens) because it all declares the glory of God.

  8. I know, Julie! I almost used the word “otherwordly” but went with a whole ‘nother world. 🙂 Such a supernatural experience, I’m telling ‘ya.

    Thank you! Yeah, I almost didn’t poke my head through the sunroof.

    SO glad I did. Much love to you.

  9. Thanks for nominating me for a Beautiful Blogger Award — and I’d like to nominate you right back! Kind of like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman…huh? (Love that flick.) Anyway, thanks so much for sharing your heart, your hubby, your wonderful moon! What I love as well is the illuminated orangey-yellow driveway winding through the trees, the darkness all around and the bright God moon. It’s kind of like God is saying, “Follow Me, follow the moon. I’ll lead you through the darkness.” Awesome, huh?

  10. Your story and picture touched my heart my friend. Thanks for sharing it! Your a Blessing!

    • Thanks, Nora! I can’t think about you without smiling, sweet lady. Hope the Seeds get together soon!!

  11. Sandra Walker says:

    Julie, I just don’t have the words to say what your posts mean! They are so beautiful and right on!
    Each one always speaks to right where I am and what God is saying. It is incredible! I hope you win
    the blog award! This southern heart loves your southern heart!

  12. Sandra, Sandra. Your comments mean so much!! Love it when I’m still and quiet long enough to write something that touches hearts. Big blessings to you my precious friend, and fellow Southern hearted woman!

  13. I wonder how often I miss a gift from God because I don’t want to look silly? Thank you for being brave and opening your heart and accepting His gift to you, I’ll remember this next time my pride sneaks in.
    xo

  14. I don’t know, but the “not looking silly” thing, has tripped me up waaaay to many times, Rob! So much love, my friend.

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