I am always in awe of someone when they say, “God told me.” I envision God speaking to them in the same way He did to Moses. I envision God speaking in a burning bush. Maybe God spoke to them in their dreams or sent visions to them. How did they know that “God told them” to do something?
One of my favorite Christian authors is Beth Moore. I love her and I am doing a devotional from her right now. However, it is her video that I watched about an old man with wild unruly hair in an airport that I think about all the time. In the video, she says that she and Jesus were having a conversation. She even went on to say that he was “bossy.” The whole time I am listening and watching this video I keep thinking how wonderful it would be if the Lord talked to “ME.”
I know that I am not Beth Moore, but the Lord loves everyone. So, I started to think about ways that the Lord might be talking to me, just not in a physical voice. Is the Lord my conscious? Is He that little voice I hear in my head telling me to give a donation to the person on the street? I think of that as compassion and not the Lord moving me to do something. Is He that “feeling” you get when you just “know” that something is wrong. I thought that was intuition.
So, I got to thinking about ways that the Lord “might” be talking to me and I am just passing it off as something else. One of the first things that come to my mind is when I go to church and the Preacher is delivering his sermon. As I sit there I feel like he is preaching to ME. I feel like he knows what I am feeling and that he made that sermon just for me. I am friends with my preacher but he doesn’t know my mind and “he” doesn’t do a sermon based on me. But, the Lord knows me! The Lord could be speaking to you through other people. How about when you read a book or watch a television show that “speaks” to you. Is the God?
Does the Lord speak to you through dreams, visions, or even that little voice in your head? YES! YES! and YES! It is so easy to ignore the message that we might be receiving if we don’t know that it is from God. My best advice would be to ALWAYS assume that it is God, at least that way you won’t miss His prompting. My grandmother had a prompting once. We were traveling down the road when I was very small, around 5 years old. She saw a comet streak across the sky and felt like something was wrong. She made me get in the front seat and out of the little compartment that I was in the back seat. Shortly after that, we had a wreck where we were rear-ended. The little compartment was crushed but I only ended up with a bruised chin.
The one place that you can go to and KNOW that the Lord is talking to you is the Bible. The Bible was not written by God but it was written about God and inspired by Him. 2 Timothy 3: 16-17 16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
As I go through this week I am going to concentrate on “listening” to the Lord. I am going to try to not do so much talking but instead let Him talk to me.
Have A Blessed Sunday!