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

Gods Promises

Today’s Date: February 10, 2010  God’s Promises   Reading: Exodus 30:11-31:18 ~ Matthew 26:47-68 ~ Psalm 32:1-11 ~ Proverbs 8:27-32;  Blackaby’s Devotional: 2 Corin 1:20 S – Scripture: “For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.”  ~2 Corin 1:20 O – Observation: It’s interesting to note that Blackaby makes mention of John … Continue reading Gods Promises

The End of the World

I believe that we all, at some time or another have wondered, “how much longer” will I be on this earth. For some it’s a thought when they are given the news of a deadly, sometimes incurable disease. For others the thought comes when they hit a certain age in life, or when a close family or friend dies, in which they want to die themselves due to the loss. I don’t really hear people talk about the actual time of when the earth would come to a complete END. It’s a scary thought, so we live our lives day by day and more people probably ask the question, “what happens to me after I die, than what happens when the world ends.”

Read more about: Question: “How can I know for sure that I will go to Heaven when I die?” Continue reading The End of the World

Light and Darkness

Perhaps you work in a setting where God is not acknowledged, faith is mocked, and godless living is applauded. Maybe you feel that you are going into “a very dark place.”

Why not be a light (Eph. 5:8)—through your smiles, kind words and deeds, and diligent work. Ask God to bring opportunities to share the good news of Jesus Christ. – Dave Branon ODB devotional Continue reading Light and Darkness

Deny Yourself

Mt 16:24 “The cross is the pain of the self-denial required. The cross is the symbol of doing our duty, even at the cost of the most painful death. To follow Christ is to take him for our master, our teacher, our example; to believe his doctrines, to uphold his cause, to obey his precepts, and to do it though it leads to heaven by way of the cross.” Continue reading Deny Yourself

Clean and Unclean

Summary: Jesus said, don’t follow the ways of man and his traditions, follow God’s commandments; you are unclean by your actions, the words from your mouth, not because you didn’t wash your hands!
Mt 15:1-20 – The Pharisees, (Scribes and Pharisees in the time of Christ, who began to honor and hold traditions and the commandments of men, even over the commandments of God) asked Jesus why his followers didn’t follow the tradition of washing their hands before they ate. Jesus replied to the Pharisees & teachers with another question, 15:3 “And why do you break the command of God for the sake of your tradition?… you nullify the word of God for the sake of your tradition.” Continue reading Clean and Unclean

Prophets, Wisdom, and Application

Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. Jn 4:1; Compare what is said to what the Word of God says. If it contradicts the Bible, throw it out. If it agrees with the Bible, pray for wisdom and discernment as to how to apply the message (2 Tim 3:16-17; James 1:5). Continue reading Prophets, Wisdom, and Application