Be Still.Posted: Friday, March 5, 2010
10. “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
By the end of the summer….God had told me…not in an audible voice….but in a peaceful kind of way, that He was going to provide the other 1/2 of my pair in December of that year. I sensed it…I felt it in my spirit. I was shocked when Marc confirmed it soon after. He came to me….explaining that he really felt that I was going to meet someone in 4th quarter. Can you believe it?!?! We couldn’t!! We could both be right!!! We both heard the same thing just differently…because December is in 4th quarter!!!
Now, some of you might be thinking…I don’t understand. You heard from God? Did you hear Him speak? What does that mean exactly??? God communicates in many ways. One secret to hearing Him…is being silent every now and then. Kinda hard to hear Him when there is a lot of distractions and noise around. The Lord often speaks to me through Scriptures. When I am reading…like back in Luke 10:1-7, the Word becomes alive. That is why it sometimes is referred to as The Living Word. You can read scripture over and over….and think you have learned a ton…everything. Then…days/months/years later you read it again…and something else jumps off the page…like lambs among wolves. Other times, He uses other people to share with you. There are many many ways to hear from the Lord. (You might also remember the stories about Saul/Paul, the burning bush, donkey, etc. as well!)
When you do hear, I’d encourage you to write it down. Journal. I must admit…that’s the only way I remember this story like I do…because I keep a journal. Habakkuk 2:1-2
A couple of scriptures you might want to read, but there’s a whole lot more! 1 Kings 19:9b-20, Acts 2:1-4, 17
There have been many times that I needed an answer at a major fork in the road (like moving to StLouis or not) or even something more simple. or I just needed some reassurance and some peace. I got still and heard from Him who has all the answers.
So…tell me….what is your favorite scripture regarding hearing from God? or tell me about a time when you clearly heard from the Lord. I’m tired of doing all the talking! 🙂 It’s your turn now! Feel free to comment!
If you want to talk about this more….don’t hesitate to contact me! Would love to chat about it with you. Or…go to your Pastor if you have one…and explore more.