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God Has Something to Say

Discussion in 'Daily Devotionals' started by fieldmouse3, Oct 21, 2002.

  1. fieldmouse3

    fieldmouse3 Contributor

    <i>*This was one of my devotionals from back in January. I've noticed a lot of threads in various places on CF during the past few months that deal with listening for God's voice, and knowing when it's Him talking. I've posted a few of them myself! I thought someone might be abel to benefit from reading this.</i>

    God Has Something to Say
    By Kenneth Copeland

    Don't even be so afraid of making a mistake that you miss out on the joy of acting on the voice of the Lord. Instead, trust the leadership of the Holy Spirit and let Him show you how. He'll begin by speaking to you about the little things in your life, and as you grow accustomed to hearing and obeying, He'll speak to you about weightier things.

    That's how it happened with Gloria and me. When we first accepted Jesus as Lord, we didn't have any idea how to hear God. Our spirits weren't yet trained to distinguish His leading. But since the Bible promised we could do it, we began to approach our prayer time and Bible study time <i>expecting</i> to hear God's direction and He began to give it.

    I'll never forget the first time it happened to Gloria. She'd been reading the Bible, and she just stopped for a few minutes to see if God would say something to her. Right down on the inside of her, she heard the Lord say, <i> The light is on in your car.</i>

    It didn't occur to her that God would speak to her about something so trivial, so she just brushed that thought aside and went on listening. Pretty soon, He said the same thing again. He kept repeating it until she finally got up and walked out to the car. Sure enough, the light was on.

    Why would God bother with something as insignificant as a car light? Because He cares! He knew Gloria was home alone that night with two small children, and if that battery had run down, she'd have been stuck there. God was watching out for her, and He told her just exactly what she needed to know right then.

    Yet at the same time, He knew she was a beginner where listening to His voice was concerned, so He gave her an instruction she could follow without much risk. I mean, what if she had gone out there and the light <i>hadn't</i> been on? What if she'd missed it? She would have felt foolish but that wouldn't have hurt anything.

    If you'll trust Him, the Holy Spirit will do the same thing for you that He did for Gloria and me. He'll bring you along one step at a time in a way that will help you, not hurt you.

    The biggest mistake you can make is to be afraid to follow that inward witness which is the number one way God leads all His children. So don't be afraid. Take time to listen today. Expect to hear in your spirit. God has something to say to you.

    Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 2:6-16
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  2. sbbqb7n16

    sbbqb7n16 Veteran - Blue Bible Dude

    "His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness."

    Matthew 25:21 :D
  3. carmen

    carmen Active Member

    lol. This reminds me of 3 years ago I was blessed with a cheque for 500.00 dollars. I didn't mention any thankyou to the person who had given and hidden it in a shopping bag with some chocolate. So they ask me did I get the card. I said no. They said I needed to look for it because there was something with it. Well I hunted and couldn't find it. I started the job of looking through the trash. The first bag I went through. The Holy Spirit spoke. Go and look near the chocolate.
    Well I keeped looking in the trash. Go and look near the chocolate. Well I keeped looking through the trash. The whole time God didn't want me looking through a dirty trash bag. The 500.00 dollars was with a card with the chocolate. Praise the Lord how he care's that he doesn't want one of his own even looking through a dirty trash bag.

    Thanks fieldmouse. Praise God how he care's for us.
  4. fieldmouse3

    fieldmouse3 Contributor

    That's a great story! What a good example of God speaking to you!