Thursday, June 30, 2011
Good Evening to All!
For God may speak in one way, or in another, Yet man does not perceive it. (Job 33:14)
Our problem is we put limitations on God. We want him to speak to us, but we have conditioned ourselves to be "close-minded when it comes to this. We know He speaks to us through His Word. Everyone understand that.
The thing is if our Pastor or elder in our church tells us something or even a friend, we automatically decide that since what is being told to us is through a human's mouth, then how can it be from God? How do we know that it isn't just this person's own opinion? I understand completely. I've been there and done that. I didn't always have a close personal relationship with Christ.
I finally figured out the closer one becomes to God the easier it is to discern whether what we hear is from Him or the person, or other means. You will be able to feel it in your spirit.
God talks to people in many different ways. He speaks through His Word of course, He uses Men of God whom He has placed a calling or a "burden to teach and preach His Word. He can use billboards. I have had that happen a time or two. We'll be going somewhere and I'll have something on my mind. I'll look up and there stands billboard or a sign outside a church with an answer to the question in my mind.
God also uses children to "wake us up" and make us think at times. I was reading a blog this morning about a child who was asking her mom all sorts of questions about God and I made the comment that I liked it when children did this because it helps me to delve into His Word to find the answers. It also heightens my faith because in His Word He says "the little children shall lead them". How can they lead if they aren't brought up in the truth?
God can also speak to us in dreams. Have you ever gone to bed at night with a problem or question in your mind and dreamed about it? I know I have. Sometimes I'll wake in the morning with an answer and sometimes not.
God is always wanting to talk to us. Whether it is through prayer when He talks to our spirit, through His Word when the passages seem to jump right out at us like they are talking to us, through a loving Christian friend's advice ( always make sure it is in line with the Word of God before taking it to heart), our Pastor's teaching and preaching or even through our dreams, we must be open and willing to hear from God. Don't close Him out by limiting the way you are willing to hear from Him. He will contact us the way He wants to and if we aren't open to Him, then we will miss it. We must remember He once spoke to a prophet through a donkey, so He does not always stick to logical or conventional ways to communication.
He does not do things on our terms. We are His creation. We must do things on His terms if we want to have a close lasting relationship with Him.
Good Night to All and May God Bless!