Just a bit of encouragement today. God is always faithful and He is always good.
So many times lately I have heard people talking or teaching on how to hear from God; folks are getting hungry for the relationship they need with Him, so they are asking this very important question…How can I hear what God is saying to me?
First of all, God (the Holy Spirit) are speaking to you always, every day. He can only have the sort of relationship with you that you want or He will seem silent, when we don’t turn aside to hear. We seem to think that He has to speak to you in an audible voice saying, “Do this or don’t do that.” But the reality is that He speaks several languages (ways) in different tones. Sometimes He is quiet and persistent when we have to stop and really listen, sometimes He speaks quite loudly, or through others, sometimes through the verses in the Bible, and other times by things really out of the box.
In the Old Testament the Lord obviously spoke pretty directly to the prophets and kings, and others*, but they didn’t have the Holy Spirit. We now have the fullness of Him to direct our way, to convict us of sin, righteousness, and judgement, and He will be our teacher to guide us. – John 16:13 The Holy Spirit will use anything to open our hearts to hear Him when we have ignored the subtle nuances of His calling; our kids, our pets, jobs, cars, relationships, money – anything that gets our attention. Hopefully, your heart is hungry and you desire to hear His voice – listening continually because you want that kind of relationship with the One that loves you the most.
*”Then He said, “Go out, and stand on the mountain before the LORD.” And behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.” 1 Kings 19:11-12
Think on these things:
This post is especially addressing the women today. As I have found recently when involved with all sorts of women in the Body of Christ, in several denominations, the cry is always the same. It is a desperate yearning to be loved, accepted, and appreciated by those around you; to be understood in the deepest fathoms of your heart. Desiring to know that the unique design of your life really matters; your dreams, your hopes, and your vision. Women need to grasp and hang on to the trust in those around them with confidence and strength, returning back the love that dwells hidden in their longing hearts.
Jesus gave Himself freely so that we would know the depth, length, height, and breadth of His love for us. He accepted the outcasts and the hurting souls who needed His love the most. He identified with all of our suffering and pain, with His passion for our hearts to be united with His. Without that love we can do nothing. It sets us on a rock and a firm foundation and restores our souls to the purposes of which we were created. His compassion fails not. His love never fails. He will never leave you or reject you, despise you, betray you, or give up on you. You are loved with the greatest love of this universe and beyond. No greater love could have been given but the love He gave for you. Jesus says to you:
Get to know this love and the faithfulness of His promise to you. He is there waiting for you to come close, finding the fulfillment your heart longs and yearns for. Remember He is faithful. Be assured His heart can be your heart. Seek Him with all of yours.