Have you heard other people say:
- “God spoke to me”
- “God told me to do _________”
- “God talked to me today”
If you have heard these comments, how often do you take these people seriously?
Come on, you can be honest.
Um, let me see … NEVER!
For the majority of my Christian life, I would have said … “These people are nuts! Straight backwards, C…R…A…Z…Y!”
These people had something that I DID NOT understand and COULD NOT comprehend. I was suppose to believe they were carrying on conversations with The One and Only True and Living God? Ha! Yeah right! Psych!
Well the bible says …
“Your ears will hear a word behind you, ‘This is the way, walk in it,’ whenever you turn to the right or to the left.” Isaiah 30:21
You want to know what that word is? You want to know whose voice you hear?
The words you hear, the words that are being spoken are coming from none other than the Lord Himself, and He is pleading with You … with ALL OF US … constantly! He is constantly directing you and me down the path He has individually marked for each of us. That “is the way”, the only way, and He’s doing all He can to see that we “walk in it”. It is up to us to make the right choice! With every turn we make, every time we switch directions, every time we say yes to something/someone, and no to something/someone else …
God is NEAR!
Near is defined as: close to someone or something
God is right behind us … speaking to each and every one of us … pleading with us to either take up our cross and follow Him or to continue to pursue His will above all else … the question is …
Will you listen?
or will you turn a deaf ear?
Nothing enters your life by coincidence! It ALL happens for a reason. Either you are obediently following the Lord and He allowed _____________ to come into your life or you have chosen to follow your own path and _____________ is a direct result of that … disobedience, choosing to turn a deaf ear to His instruction.
God doesn’t have to continue to plead with you.
“He has blinded their eyes and He hardened their heart, so that they would not see with their eyes and perceive with their heart, and be converted and I heal them.” John 12:40
“So then He has mercy on whom He desires, and He hardens whom He desires.” Romans 9:18
It’s only by His mercy and grace that He pursues us at all.
Listen to Him while he is still speaking … seek Him while He may be found … bow down before Him while you can still serve Him as King … Rather than face Him as judge!
“So Jesus said to them, ‘For a little while longer the Light is among you. Walk while you have the Light, so that darkness will not overtake you; he who walks in the darkness does not know where he goes.'” John 12:35
The choice is ultimately yours …. so …. what is it …. what is GOD saying to you?
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