We welcomed Linn back to our meeting this week and she spoke on how to listen out for God’s voice.

Linn told her story which has had many twists and turns over the years.  She readily admitted that she had had a somewhat turbulent relationship with faith but found that God never leaves you and always finds a way to speak to you to get your attention.

Linn shared some of the more dramatic encounters and what she felt God had said to her to get her back on the right path:

She had what she thought was a brilliant idea to become a pop star in Nigeria!  She felt God say, “Linn, this is not a good idea!” She went anyway as she had always wanted to explore African music and thought she had nothing to lose! Nothing is wasted though and it helped to shape her as a person and led her to cry out, “please help me – I’m messing up!” She felt she heard the voice of God again, “Linn, it is not too late to pull out!” A deep feeling of emptiness, living a pitiful existence and being discouraged  by people close to her forced her to take a different path. But life wasn’t all plain sailing and God was there watching over her and a final word “if you go back to Nigeria, it will be the end of you and you will die!”, brought her to her senses.

Linn told us how the voice of God had directed her and how she was prepared to open her ears and listen and obey.

God speaks to us all the time in so many different ways.  Are we listening? What is He saying to you right now?

Linn asked for us to sing an old hymn with a beautiful new chorus written by Travis Cottrell – Just as I am

I come broken to be mended
I come wounded to be healed
I come desperate to be rescued
I come empty to be filled
I come guilty to be pardoned
By the blood of Christ the Lamb
And I’m welcomed with open arms
Praise God, just as I am