Can’t Hear God?
Is God moving in the world today? Is God working with you and talking to you? Do you hear Him? It is not that God is not working or talking to us today, it is we don’t hear Him. Why don’t we hear him? You know the answer if you are honest with yourself.
Many times we listen to “wise men” – we believe what the doctor says ( 2 Chronicles 16:12 ). Many times we believe the doctor over God. I know someone the doctor told him he had 5 years to live. That was 25 years ago. You are not going to die (unless you kill yourself) until God says, “Times Up, Come Home My Child”.
If we seek God for direction or an answer about something, after we make our petition to God, someone comes along and tells us what they think, or your head starts having all these thoughts and ideas. We get confused and don’t know what to do or decide.
Friend, God has laid out principles to follow in his word. There are ways the world does things and then there is God’s way and we get to choose what way we want. One key is faith and I say that not as a “cop-out”. Remember in Matthew 13:53-58 Jesus had just finished teaching on the parables. Then he went “home” to his country. Back to, what we would say his stomping ground, his town, city, village. You know, where you live.
As Jesus was teaching something, in his home town, his town folks were offended by his teaching. That would be like a family member of yours saying who do you think you are? You’re not more spiritual than me. Jesus didn’t get upset or call them an egg – head but what did happen?
Matthew 13:58 KJV
And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.
When “spiritual” minded people try to help you and you get pious and don’t want to even listen, you shut God out. God uses all kinds of people. Plus, God uses dreams, visions and he even sends angels to his people – look at Daniel. God even had a jackass talk to a rebellious Balaam in Numbers 22:22-31 and not only was it funny God had the jackass speak, but Balaam then spoke to the jackass. Imagine what your neighbors would say if they saw you talking with a jackass or any animal. And the animal talked back!! You can read the account in Numbers.
God’s ways are not man’s ways so why look for answers or solutions to questions or problems, man’s way? We will pick it up from here next time. God loves you my friend. Just be honest, from your heart with God, speak to him from your heart and truth – he already knows your problems, your issues and what great plans he has for you.