Over the last few days I have been feeling like God is trying to show me something. Like I had lots of little bits but I wasn’t really able to pull it together. This morning I was reading a blog post and in my babble of a comment I had a light bulb moment.
One of the things that I felt God was prompting me with was to read about Gideon. I also felt there seemed to be a connection, for me, to the parable of the lost sheep. Yep…I know one in the old Testament and one from the new, how do these actually link?
As always, with God, the more you try to work it out the further it gets away from you.
My wonderful friend Fi from Wonderfully Wired once shared this with me, what God spoke to her heart.
“Trust in Me, Lean on Me, WAIT on Me, and above all else…..BE still and know!”
Be Still and know, it’s in the still quiet voice.
So…how do Gideon and the parable of the lost sheep speak to me?
This is where my Aspieness is the story.
Those of you who follow my blog or know me personally will know that I lost my faith for 4 years after being indoctrinated in a religious sect. Those 4 years were the loneliest years of my life. I had always had a faith and Jesus had always been my best friend. People and their ways had corrupted my simple childlike faith and made God to be one big confusing mess. God is NOT about confusion but about peace and love.
I was like that lost sheep, I wandered off alone and I kept going.
It was through keeping chickens that my faith was restored, that may sound crazy and you might think I sound a nutter, but those who see God working know that He speaks to our hearts in the way we hear Him best. I would not have listened any other way, my ear had been chewed off by religion and the religious.
Also…there was a certain person called St. Francis of Assisi, he connected through animals and nature so maybe I’m not so crazy after all. 😉
So…what about Gideon?
First of all you have the account of him asking God for proof using a fleece and he had to ask twice. Now to me that is evidence that Gideon didn’t really believe that God was actually choosing or speaking to him, he perhaps had a low self worth. I can TOTALLY relate to that. I love God and I see that he works through all people, animals, nature but I find it hard to see that he actually works through me too. But don’t believe what I tell you go and read it for yourself. I could be complete wrong, this is just what I’m needing at the moment it might speak differently to you. Here is the link…. Judges 6-7
Then there are the trumpets
Gideon and the 300 men that God chose made a big noise with trumpets and defeated the enemy.
My computer and writing my blog is like my trumpet.
I’m an Aspie with dyslexia and I’m not very confident in my personal life. I have had too many knocks and been treated badly by this world. People I have trusted have used, abused and belittled me. But I have a voice now and I can speak, I hate the thought of others living with the ignorance that is constantly given to ASD’s.
So…this is my trumpet call.
If you are Aspie/Autie or love and care for someone with an ASD,
You’ve just read this post now think about it, YOU also have a story….blow your trumpet, hold up your torch let your light shine and smash the jar of clay that is the way this world has made you feel. Share your story the best way you can, and keep sharing it because there ARE people listening.
God bless, love and hugs.
Lisa. xx 🙂