Does God speak to you?
If so, is He personal?
Have you ever hesitated sharing what 'God said to you'?
This has been on my mind so I thought I would ask my two readers these questions. I've noticed on blogs and occasionally when a pastor talks about something God spoke to him or her that sounds personalized, they tend to shrink back. No sooner than those words are out of their mouth, they feel compelled to explain God's voice.
Me??? Ruffle feathers!! One man was not so sure about my story, the part where I shared what God said to me. He asked people at his table, "Do you think God spoke to her like that? "Yes" this man answered. Then the man looked at him and said, "Do you think God would speak to me?""No, it wasn't the audible voice of God. It was an impression. A small still
voice. A tug inside. He spoke to my heart." The list goes
Do we always need to share how He spoke? I realize this can be a
teaching moment, helping people know how to hear His voice. Is that the
reason for the statements or are we trying to make sure no one thinks we are strange? When you say, "God spoke to me" ears of all sizes perk up.
A couple of weeks ago, I was speaking at a charity event. I shared a story that included something 'God said' that was personal to me but applied to all of us. Trust me. This was not about drinking red Kool-aid or anything that wasn't grounded in the Word of God. A man came up and introduced himself at the end of the event. He wanted to know my story with the Lord. We had an uplifting conversation about Jesus. He told me I ruffled some feathers at his table that night.
My intention was never to ruffle someone's feathers. That's not my mission. I am supposed to share His words. I believe the Holy Spirit was ruffling the feathers. I think this man heard that he wasn't hearing. God wanted it to bother him. For a Christian, hearing the Lord speak, that's normal.
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. John 10:27
I have been debating whether to post this, and He confirmed it this morning. Listen to this in today's Jesus Calling. My desire is that My "sheep" hear My voice continually, for I am the ever- present Shepherd. He wants us to hear!
Here is a Q Tip for today: Quiet time with Jesus. Pull away from the computer, tv, your cell phone and open your Bible. Pray. Find refuge under His feathers. Listen. You may have the opportunity to share what God said to you. If your hearing is good, share it with confidence that God will use it to speak to someone's heart.
B His Girl