Saturday, January 11, 2014

God Speaks

“God will speak to the hearts of those who prepare themselves to hear; and conversely, those who do not so prepare themselves will hear nothing even though the Word of God is falling upon their outer ears every Sunday.”  A.W. Tozer

Hello dear friends.  Are you someone who anticipates hearing the voice of God?  When you have your quiet time with your Savior and LORD, do you wait expectantly to hear Him reveal a word to you?  Friend, God speaks to His children.  We must position ourselves to hear His voice.  I encourage you to anticipate hearing the voice of your Savior and LORD as you read His Word an as you bring your prayer request and concerns to Him. 

God reveals to us in Jeremiah 33:3 – Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.  Believe the truths and promises you read in God’s Word.  He is ready to answer our prayers and reveal His will to us, but in His perfect timing.  Wait expectantly to hear from Him.  Isaiah 58:9 – Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say:  Her am I.

Could it be that we miss the voice of God when He is speaking to us?  Are you reading His Word sweet friend?  To hear the voice of God we must read His Word.  The indwelling Holy Spirit will nudge us and convict us, but God speaks to us through His Word.  I encourage you to commit to reading God’s Word each day and truly listening as He speaks to you.  All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness – 2 Timothy 3:16.  Psalm 19:7-8 provides us with wonderful truths about God’s Word.  The law of the LORD is perfect, refreshing the soul.  The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple.  The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart.  The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes.  God’s Word is perfect, refreshing, trustworthy, and revealing.  Why would we not take the time to read God’s Word and allow Him to speak to us?  There is really no good excuse.  I have come to realize the more I read God’s Word, the more I desire to read God’s Word and hear His voice.

We must realize and accept that God’s timing is not our timing.  When our LORD is not responding to us in the way we expect or in the timing we expect, we must not become discouraged.  We must hold on to our faith and know that even though God is silent in the moment, He is working.  In Habakkuk 1:2-4, the prophet Habakkuk revealed that he was becoming discouraged because God was not responding how he thought God should.  God revealed to Habakkuk that He was speaking and moving even when He seemed silent.  Look at the nations and watch – and be utterly amazed.  For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told – Habakkuk 1:5.

I encourage you to truly believe that you will hear the voice of God.  Position yourself to hear the voice of God.  Charles Stanley said, “If we come to God doubting His ability to speak, we will have a difficult time listening.  So we must come expectantly.”

Dear Heavenly Father, I pray that we will anticipate hearing You speak to us.  Help us to place ourselves in a position to listen.  Father, I pray as we read and meditate on Your Holy Word that you will open our eyes to see the wonderful truths and promises found Your Word.  In Jesus Name I Pray…..Amen.

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