Are We Hearing God’s Message

I took the above picture while I was on vacation at the beach. My husband and I walked along a pier. The sun sank low over the Pacific Ocean. We walked past this table near the end of the dock. Why was this table set in a public area? I rubbed my head. Was the table set up for a reunion or a small wedding party or maybe just for a fun evening with friends? Gulls squawked in the dimming light. Waves crashed against the posts beneath the pier. Did this scene declare God’s message of love? I snapped the picture in hopes of capturing the moment.

God’s Message

As our sunny beach vacation continued, I found the image of the table kept popping into my thoughts again and again. Still, I wondered if this was God’s message to me? So, I looked up some verses in the Bible that talked about tables to see what God had to share with me. The twenty-third Psalm appeared in my research. As I read through the Psalm, I soon found something in the fifth verse. God enabled this connection to be a powerful “ah-ha” moment for me as I could now visual a table set for me to bring me peace in a turbulent world.


You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

Psalm 23:5
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This picture caused me to pause and consider how God prepares the way for me. He directs our steps throughout this life. God makes a future for us, here and in heaven with Him. And He prepares a table to refresh us and sustain us during the tough times. As I looked at the photo, I noticed the “Life Ring” hung next to the table. God had provided more imagery on how Christ is our life preserver as well as our preparer. Jesus sets the table for us and rescues us when needed. And at the end of time, God makes a home for us, as shown in John 14:3.

Looking for the Message

Sometimes, I think I am taking a cute picture to preserve a memory, but God decides to use the photo to teach me. Nothing in life happens as coincident, so we always need to listen for that small, still voice and learn from the Master. God’s messages are everywhere, but we must be aware to look for them. We have the opportunity to join God’s people at the table He has prepared. He will refresh and rescue us, today and every day for all eternity. The table is set and ready for each of us, so come.


And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.

John 14:3

Blessings,

Yvonne M Morgan, #Blogger, #Speaker, #Writer

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23 thoughts on “Are We Hearing God’s Message

  1. Lisa Q – USA Midwest – Lisa Quintana blogs at ThinkDivinely, and also for the Women in Apologetics (WIA) ministry, where she currently serves as Vice Chair of Communications. ​Lisa also has her M.A. in Christian Apologetics from Biola University, a B.A. in Communications (with news media emphasis) from Cal State University, Fullerton, and an A.A. in Christian Studies from Christian Life College, Illinois. Her articles have appeared in several Christian ministry sites. She teaches apologetics at her church in Wisconsin. She’s been involved in leading small group ministries for over 25 years, and recently began speaking at Christian conferences. Find Lisa on Twitter at @LisaQthinks.
    Lisa Q

    I love that verse. It speaks of such intimacy, of a desire to simply be in relationship with us, to spend time with us… God is amazing that He would want to spend time with “little old us!”

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      And it is addressed to each of us as individuals, to be in a relationship.

  2. Nancy E. Head – United States – Writer and teacher Nancy E. Head was a single mother with five children under the age of 14 when she attended Penn State to earn a bachelor’s degree in English and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Her career took a journalistic turn from radio news to newspaper reporting, then education before she returned to the classroom to secure a master’s degree in English from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Currently an instructor at Penn State Altoona and Great Commission Schools, she also spent two summers teaching English in Asia and is a Distinguished Toastmaster. When not teaching or writing, she restores antique quilts, crafts projects for her grandchildren, and helps her husband lead a small group at their church devoted to ministering to the needy in their community.
    nancyehead

    Yes, personal. He says, “I will come and sup with you.”

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Amen and thanks Nancy

  3. Such a simple, refreshing message: my God wants to sup with me! I’m worth his time. Beautiful. I am not normally a visually-minded
    individual but will look for his presence anew today– starting with the upcoming sunrise.

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      God does speak in the sunrise too. May you hear and feel His love. Thanks and God bless

  4. Melissa McLaughlin – From an early age, the beauty of nature and love of family pointed me to One who is greater, the Creator and Lover of my soul, Jesus. My writing is inspired by His Word and His Spirit. During the most desperate times of my life, I learned to use scripture prayers to be my voice when I had no voice. To find out more about my passionate prayer journey, check out my book "In Dark of Times When Words Fail, Voice of Jesus Pray for Me." Follow along and join me in this journey of loving Jesus!
    Melissa McLaughlin

    Such a lovely photo and an ever more beautiful message! It is a joy when the Holy Spirit takes a passing moment, like you noticing the table at the beach, and goes ever deeper blessing us with the knowledge, word and presence of Christ. Thank you for sharing this sacred moment!

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Amen Melissa. Thanks and God bless

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thanks Beth. God bless

  5. Yvonne, what a great post. Psalm 23 is one of my favorites! The photo along with the imagery you paint of God preparing a table for us made my spirit soar! To think that no matter what spiritual warfare we face, God’s table is set and ready for us. And on top of all that, He anoints our head and overflows our cup! It’s something to shout about!

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Hallelujah! It is something to shout about. Thanks and God bless

  6. mimionlife – Writer of inspirational messages, sometimes laced with humor.
    mimionlife

    I pray I will listen for God’s message. I don’t want life to get so busy that I forget to put Him first.

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Me too. Thanks and God bless

  7. Ava James – An indie author and lifestyle blogger. Words burst out at the most inappropriate times. Passion filled letters, impatiently exploding onto the page or screen when I'm consumed with something else. Besides life would be dull and boring if writing was straightforward. When away from her writing she works full time as a medico-legal professional. In her spare time she enjoys an adventure from the outdoors to dancing and anything sporty.
    ava11james

    This picture caused me to pause and consider how God prepares the way for me. He directs our steps throughout this life. So true and a wonderful word today!

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      It was an amazing site and really caused me to pause. When life is tough, I think about it. Thanks and God bless

  8. Ava James – An indie author and lifestyle blogger. Words burst out at the most inappropriate times. Passion filled letters, impatiently exploding onto the page or screen when I'm consumed with something else. Besides life would be dull and boring if writing was straightforward. When away from her writing she works full time as a medico-legal professional. In her spare time she enjoys an adventure from the outdoors to dancing and anything sporty.
    ava11james

    This picture caused me to pause and consider how God prepares the way for me. He directs our steps throughout this life. Such a great word for today!

  9. Melinda Viergever Inman – earth – Raised on the Oklahoma plains in a storytelling family, Melinda now spins tales from her writer's cave in the South. Her fiction illustrates our human story, wrestling with our brokenness and the storms that wreak havoc in our lives. Find her at http://melindainman.com.
    Melinda Viergever Inman

    How awesome that the Lord provided this vivid reminder of Psalm 23, his table prepared for us, even in the presence of our enemies. A place of calm. A place of meeting Jesus. A place of tranquility.

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      And it is the perfect place. What a blessing for us. Thanks and God bless

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Me too. They always make me feel the closeness of God. Thanks and God bless

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thanks Jessica. I snap so many pictures based on His nudge and God uses them to speak His love to me. God bless

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