Talitha Koum

That Tuesday was a fasting day for me, and the fasting was difficult, maybe because I did not feel 100 % with a chest cold and a broken toe. And because of the fog in my spirit. I had been fogged in for days, unable to go forward, stuck. And maybe there was some light out there behind that thick grey all around, but I just could not see it.


As I was walking across the kitchen floor, I sensed the Lord telling me to break my fast. It seemed odd–so unreligious–but I broke the fast. And then, I felt the urge to go take a shower. And I wondered if maybe I was losing my mind. But I got in the shower, and while I let the hot water hit my shoulders, I heard the Lord say to me that He was doing something new. And I believed Him.

I got dressed, put some make-up on, and I sat in my house alone, all dressed up with no where to go. And I wondered if all was well with me. In my head, I mean. But the sense that this was God never left me.. And my heart was somehow brimming with excitement.

So I sat in my favorite chair and I closed my eyes to speak to my King. And I remembered His word to me in the shower. He is doing something new. And His Presence, it was as thick as molasses. And I hardly could breathe. And while I was with Him, He breathed faith into me. And I don’t understand it all, but I know His Presence did it in me.

He took me by the hand and He said, “Little girl, get up.” (Mark 5:41) Talitha Koum

And I let Him lead me out of my fog. And everything changed.


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  1. I’m right next to you at Jennifer Lee’s and so glad I am! This post blessed me very much. I’ve had God’s presence meet me in similar ways. Isn’t He so wonderful!


  2. Next to you today at Still Saturday. And I’m so glad we are side-by-side — I needed to read your words. So powerful and beautiful, so rich and authentic. Thanks so much for an added blessing in my day!


  3. When God speaks and we listen, He is then able to do something new. Experiencing the presence of God, thick as molasses, will certainly get your attention. He was filling you deeply with His Holy Spirit and enabling you to go forward in His Name. Thank you for sharing your awesome story with us here at “Tell Me a Story.” http://letmetelluastory.blogspot.com/


  4. I love how He mysteriously moves in our lives. “And I don’t understand it all, but I know His Presence did it in me.” And that is all we need to know . . . that His presence was with us. Thank you for sharing with TWW. Blessings xoxo


  5. Barbara…let me breathe in Talitha’s reassurance. The God we serve is so perfect in all His ways and how He reaches us. Thank you for sharing this at Monday’s Musings. Blessings to you. Tweeting this.


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