2.4 God Speaks to His People

The main thing people say is, “How Do I Know When God Speaks?”

The four ways that God speaks is through:

The Bible, Prayer, Circumstance, Church

Writing a Devotional Journal is key in my hearing from the Lord. I can pray, read my Bible, attend church, observe circumstances – all of which need to be done and we need to participate in, however it’s when I journal (to learn more about journaling with your devotions, click on the link about Journaling) I hear most clearly from the Lord. Through the Word of God I learn, and when I write the SOAP method of what I learn, along with prayer – confirmation of God’s teaching is from circumstances and the Word and fellowship through the church.

Personally I notice that if I lack direction, or I feel that I haven’t heard from the Lord – it’s usually because I’ve been robbing my time with the Lord to listen to Him during devotions and I haven’t made the time to stop and wait for guidance. When we do everything we can in “our power” – based on our education, our finances, our work, our families – sure we are being resourceful – but why do we wait until we can’t fathom anymore and we surrender to the Lord saying, “I give up, Lord help me!” Why did we not go to Him from the very beginning? Continue reading 2.4 God Speaks to His People

Forgiveness: Be Reconciled

Today’s Date:  January 17, 2010 Title: Forgiveness: Be Reconciled Reading: Gen 35-36:43, Matt 12:1-21, Psalm 15:1-5, Proverbs 3:21-26; Blackaby daily devotional: Matt 5:24 S – Scripture: “Leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.”  –Matthew 5:24 Here’s Blackaby’s daily devotional: “It is useless to give offerings to God while … Continue reading Forgiveness: Be Reconciled

Will You be Liked, if you Deny Christ?

Today’s Date:  January 15, 2010 Will You be “Liked”, if you Deny Christ?    Reading: Gen 31:17-32:12, Matt 10:24-11:6, Psalm 13:1-6, Proverbs 3:16-18 S – Scripture: “Everyone who acknowledges me publicly here on earth, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. But everyone who denies me here on earth, I will also deny before my Father in heaven.”  Mt 10:32-33 O – Observation: Jesus … Continue reading Will You be Liked, if you Deny Christ?

Don't Let Sin Build-Up

Today’s Date: January 14, 2010 The Sin Buildup (ODB) Reading: Gen 30-31:16, Matt 10:1-23, Psalm 12:1-8, Proverbs 3:13-15 & Our Daily Bread (ODB): II Corin 4:7 S – Scripture: We have this treasure in earthen vessels that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. —2 Corinthians 4:7 O – Observation: The daily devotions from ODB made me think about … Continue reading Don't Let Sin Build-Up

Get Over Yourself

January 11, 2010 “Get Over Yourself” Reading: Gen 24:52-26:16, Mt 8:18-34, Psalm 10:1-15, Proverbs 3:7-8 S – Scripture: “ Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil.” Proverbs 3:7 O – Observation: “Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom.” If that don’t slap you in the face! Basically, ‘get over yourself.’ This is how I read this … Continue reading Get Over Yourself

Trusting in God

Date: January 10, 2010   Title: Trusting in God, Not in Your Own Understanding   Scripture Readings: Gen 23 – 24:51, Matt 8:1-17, Psalm 9:13-20, Prov 3:1-6 S – Scripture: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. –Proverbs 3:5-6 O – … Continue reading Trusting in God

Giving Privately to Those in Need

Date: January 07, 2010 Title: Giving to Those in Need – Privately Scripture Readings: Genesis 16 – 18:15, Matthew 6:1-24, Psalm 7:1-17, Proverbs 2:1-5 S – Scripture: Mt 6:4 “Give your gifts in private, and your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.” O – Observation: The verses from Mt 6:1-4 talk about giving to the needy and how we should do it. Most often … Continue reading Giving Privately to Those in Need