There He Could Hear You

Cindi Gale

For The Songless Hearts

[Verse 1]
Awake, glad soul awake
The sun has risen long.
Go now to His grave
And bring a tuneful heart… and song.

[Chorus]
When He was laid in the tomb
He laid right next to you.
No one could hear your hopeless sorrow
But there He could hear you.
When you were sad and wept alone
Child, He wept for you.
When you were dead in a song-less slumber
He sang a-a-and died for you.

[Verse 2]
Awake, glad soul awake
Your shoes are all worn low.
Far enough, you cannot say!
Just past those clouds He comes for you You know?!

[Chorus]
When He was laid in the tomb
He laid right next to you.
No one could hear your hopeless sorrow
But there He could hear you.
When you were sad and wept alone
Child, He wept for you.
When you were dead…

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A Blessing On Your Barns

Deuteronomy 28: 2. All these blessings will come upon you and overtake you, if you will obey the voice of the LORD your God …

8 The LORD will decree a blessing on your barns and on everything to which you put your hand; the LORD your God will bless you in the land He is giving you.

1The Lord will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands.

Proverbs 3:10 Then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.


A person who has been faithful, even to the point of enduring years of injustice while dependent on God, no doubt has accumulated vast amounts of understanding, knowledge, and wisdom. What he gained can’t be summed up in an hour, a day, a week, a month, or even a year. When he shares his experiences, it will be when he is willing and inspired to.

If outsiders are patient and nurturing, they may be allowed inside the faithful’s overflowing barns of treasures from God, but it is never to be taken. It is for the one who remained true to God, and who endured from barrenness to abundance, to share as he determines.

His bountiful harvest is from God as a reward for a faithful life. He has finally reaped what he sowed. His harvest does not belong to anyone else, it is his alone.

His barns are overflowing because he farmed diligently and tirelessly, even while alone and cold, scorned and unrewarded. When God determined it was spring and then summer, and finally harvest time, He filled the barns of His servant.

It is the servant’s prerogative to determine when and with whom he shares his harvest. A wise servant will distribute it the same way he acquired it: with God’s training, direction, teaching, and approval.

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Blessings for Obedience

28 If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God:

You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country.

The fruit of your womb will be blessed, and the crops of your land and the young of your livestock—the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks.

Your basket and your kneading trough will be blessed.

You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out.

The Lord will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven.

The Lord will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to. The Lord your God will bless you in the land he is giving you.

The Lord will establish you as his holy people, as he promised you on oath, if you keep the commands of the Lord your God and walk in obedience to him. 10 Then all the peoples on earth will see that you are called by the name of the Lord, and they will fear you. 11 The Lord will grant you abundant prosperity—in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your ground—in the land he swore to your ancestors to give you.

12 The Lord will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. 13 The Lord will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the Lord your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom. 14 Do not turn aside from any of the commands I give you today, to the right or to the left, following other gods and serving them.

Lamentations

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If My People Who Are Called By My Name

Cindi Gale

     In the midst of this nation’s political and social turmoil, this scripture is timely:

     2 Chronicles 7:14  “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

     What is it to pray and seek God’s face? Listening for God’s direction first requires self-assessment and intentionally becoming a blank slate. It requires great care to not mistake our own pre-existing opinions, views, and desires with His voice. Let me suggest we go “all in” and forego our opinions and loyalties to people, parties, value systems, and even theologies before we seek Him.
     We can ready our minds to hear Him by saying and meaning:
  • Not my thoughts but Yours.
  • Not my words but Yours.

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Mastery

Cindi Gale

For you, “Barbados”:

Wouldn’t it be nice if, when God promised something specific for our lives, we instantly saw the manifestation of that promise?

Why does God often put us through long waits for those things we have “heard” from him? We know the Bible is full of similar stories of waiting. And waiting. And waiting. But we thought ours would be different. We never imagined until we experienced it ourselves, how very, very difficult it is to hold on, to keep believing, to not become disillusioned with God and his ways.

I’ve had to wait, I know what it’s like. For some promises I am absolutely certain were from God, I’m into the third decade of waiting. Some things that have been fulfilled got much worse before they got better. I ended up in years of agony before the tide turned and a flood of blessings began to overtake…

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All Kinds of Sheep

Cindi Gale

My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.  John 10:27

There are sheep who don’t listen to nor follow His voice, sheep who follow everything but the Holy Spirit. They go the opposite direction entirely, or run a somewhat parallel course. Until that road diverges and they end up miles and miles from the watchful eye of the Good Shepherd.

Some follow not God but people, especially leaders who sound sure of themselves, or who present a “feel-good” gospel such as legalism. Doesn’t it feel good to be always right? Doesn’t it feel righteous to never need to go through those refining fires you demand of others? Doesn’t it feel set-apart to be morally superior to everyone who doesn’t conform to your belief structure?

Stop and ask yourself:

Did you shop around for same-breed sheep so that you can all affirm each other in your…

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