Have You Heard God Speak Like I Did While House Hunting?

by Heather on April 26, 2015

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A home from one of the base housing areas we looked at.

Have You Heard God Speak Like I Did While House Hunting? 

 

Have you heard God speak to you?

Or have you had a coincidence that you KNOW in your heart is nothing of the sort, but rather is Him telling you something?

I’ve had many such coincidences through out my life, and I have come to know the still, small voice of the Lord speaking into my heart.

But I can’t recall a time more obvious in a long time, than what happened this week. Totally out of the blue, totally unexpected. I believe God gave me a clear message.

Have You Heard God Speak Through Music?

If you read my most recent post, you know that for a while, hubby and I didn’t agree on housing stuff. We came to a point, through prayer and much discussion (arguing), but finally through the power of God alone, that we had unity and a sense of agreement. Hubby even picked out a house that was in the area and style that I wanted, and he was genuinely interested in it. It was a miracle!

I swung by his favorite house earlier this week. I was listening to music but wasn’t totally focusing on it as I drove up to the house.

As I approached the home, my thought was, “I wish God would just speak to us and let us know what to do.” It was a half-prayer, half-thought. I didn’t really expect to hear anything or get a “sign.”

Pulling up slowly to the house, I gazed up at the structure. It was pretty, but nothing jumped out to me. That is, until I heard from the speakers,

“This is not our hooooome, it’s not our home…”

Uh, come again?

“This is not our hooooome!” The singer crooned again.

I sat there dumbfounded. Did that just happen? Was that for me? Was that a coincidence? God, did you just… did you mean… what??? “So, like, we shouldn’t move here? It’s not going to work out? This is not the spot, huh?”

Part of me was like WOW! And part of me was like, “Great, how am I going to tell Adam that after all his effort to find a place I liked, now I heard from Got that it’s not the one?”

It was the weirdest, coolest, thing that has happened to me for a while. God spoke to me out of the blue, in a song.

When I told hubby, he was half in awe, and half disappointed, it seemed. He was attached to the idea of that house. We decided to still view the “not your home” home so we could compare it with other homes and maybe figure out why God said it wasn’t the one.

House Hunting On Saturday

So on Saturday we viewed three homes. When inside the “not your home” home, neither of us liked it at all. That was a nice confirmation of what we already knew– it wasn’t the one for us.

One of the other houses turned out to be “the one.” We are both excited about it! And no, we didn’t hear a song on the radio singing, “this will be your hooooome!” That would have been awesome though.

Funny how God works. Have you heard God speak like that? Or maybe He spoke through His Word, through a friend, or through a circumstance that was just too perfect to be chance. He certainly doesn’t always speak that clearly to me as he did this past week. I’ve had plenty of moments where I had to step out in faith and make a decision, wondering if it was the right thing.

I’m thankful for this funny, awesome experience of God using a song to speak to me. It’s one I can look back on and share with others, including you. God is guiding our paths. We can ask Him to show us the way, and He may not always do it as clearly as he did for me this week, but He promises to lead us.

Proverbs 3:5-6 says,

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will makes your paths straight.”

xoxo,
Heather

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