In the thirtieth year, in the fourth month on the fifth day, while I was among the exiles by the Kebar River, the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God…
Under the expansion of their wings were stretched out one toward the other, and each had two wings covering its body. When the creatures moved, I heard the sound of their wings, like the roar of rushing waters, like the voice of the Almighty, like the tumult of an army.
Ezekiel 1:1, 1:22-24
I was running yesterday and it began to rain. Towards the end of my run, I sprinted as I am trying to increase my speed. I was told that if I do sprints, my over-all mile time will improve. I walk, sprint, walk, sprint, and I run, and I then I sprint the last .2 distance of the mile. What I found exciting is that when I started to sprint, I could really hear the sound of the wind at my ears.
The sound of the wind, combined with the fact that I was soaking wet from the rain, reminded me of the above verse. I thought about how God’s voice is like the sound of rushing water. As I sprinted, I asked God to speak to my spirit in a way that is deeper than words. I asked Him to imprint upon my heart a passion and perseverance that cannot be shaken by wind, rain, or drought.
I was reminded of how His voice is not limited to man’s view of a voice, and that He speaks in ways that can make my spirit soar. When I got done, I felt like I had just “flown,” and I knew that the presence of His wings had surrounded me.
Kristina Seymour loves to encourage and equip women through the Word and through community. She is the author of The Warrior Mom Handbook, The Warrior Mom Leadership Manual, and The Warrior Wife Handbook; they are available at Amazon.com. Kristina's Bible studies are for women who desire to live by faith in the midst of their everyday lives. She has learned that women can't survive on caffeine and animal crackers alone; women in the Word and in community are united and able to stand firm. To learn more about Kristina, please visit her website, https://kristinaseymour.com/. God loves to share His story of love and grace through us all, and Kristina believes that everyone has a story to tell.
Originally published Tuesday, 05 September 2023.