(People are listening with their Thumbs Stuck in their Mouth)
Most people say, if only God would speak to me. I don’t.
To put it bluntly, I can’t figure out how people DON’T hear God speak because as far as Him speaking to me,
I can’t get Him to shut up.
Maybe I need more work than others….,
· Devotion or Emotion
1. God speaks in Devotion
When I wrote on God Speaking the responses were interesting. One person was excited, one was skeptical, another was saying which God and frankly whether we could deceive ourselves. Another wanted to lock me up for hearing voices, some one else said ‘His Gods” talked to him that way and the list goes on.
For better or worse this was my response to all of them good and bad:
“Would you please stick your thumb back in your mouth and shut up”
The Bottom line is:
"People are listening with their Thumbs Stuck in their Mouth "
1. “I want God to” –Thumbsucker
2. “Please Give me” –Thumbsucker
3. “In the name of Jesus!!” –Thumbsucker
4. “I command you” –Thumbsucker
5. “If you Give me I will” –Thumbsucker
6. “If God is real He will” –Thumbsucker
7. “I believe God said” –Thumbsucker
8. “The Bible Says” –Thumbsucker
9. “I feel like God is saying” –Thumbsucker
10.“I claim the promise” –Thumbsucker
Were you offended? If so, you are a Thumbsucker.
Hearing God Speak is not about you.
“If you want to hear God speak SHUT UP!!”
The majority of issues facing people in hearing God speak boil down to;
1) How desperate are you to Hear Him.
2) How willing are you to do anything to hear him?
A guy that tells me there is a bomb in the building or yells fire when I smell smoke, I don’t ask him for his credentials, I get out of the building.
In some ways God is the same.
Only difference is, He is God, you are not.
You are trying to Hear Him, no offense, he’s already heard from you and doesn’t need a refresher course on Who You Are.
Another “type” of devotion is when God Speaks to me is my reading of the Bible. The “majority” of the times, when I am reading my Bible is a “preset” reading plan, (if I can stick to it), God isn’t really speaking to me, His Spirit is.
Yes the Holy Spirit is God, but what I mean is the “Spirit of God” will inspire and apply the “Word of God” to accomplish the “Will of God” in your life.
“Spirit of God” + “Word of God” + “in your life” = “Will of God”
Inspire + Apply = Accomplishment
Want to know the Will of God?
You just found out How.
Go for it
This IS my stipulation to you.
You CAN hear God speak to you.
While Pastors and Teachers Don’t want you to become a “nutcase”
They also DO WANT you to know God and to Follow Him.
In Twelve Short Devotions Starting Tomorrow
We Will State Emphatically
Not only can Hear God speak to you personally
He is the Only One who can get through all the “Voices” you hear
And Speak Directly To You.
DO YOU REALLY WANT TO KNOW?
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