Sunday, February 27, 2022
Tell me – when you are intimate with Jesus, do you receive direction from Him? Does He tell you what to do – and when and how to do it? Some Christians don’t believe God does this. But Jesus says, “My sheep hear my voice … and they follow me.” (John 10:27)
There is no way through your trial, except to get alone with Jesus and cry, Lord, You’re the only One on this earth who can help me. Only You know the way through this trial. So I’m going to stay here till You tell me what to do. I’m not going anywhere until You speak to my heart.
This is the kind of praying through that is pleasing to God! It means stopping everything, all activity, until you hear His voice. Only then will you hear him speak clearly to your heart: You’ve got to make things right with this person … or You’ve got to make restitution here … or just stand still till next week. Don’t get in a hurry. Sit in my presence and trust Me. He will give you clear directions.
Praying through is more than us talking to God – -it is taking time to allow God to speak to us. I have questioned God sometimes whether prayers have gone unanswered. And many of these times of questioning of God – I can hear His quiet, gentle voice saying to me … I did answer your prayer … You just didn’t give Me time to speak My answer into your heart.
God truly loves to hear from His children, but He also desires that we take time to hear from Him.
You are loved, Pastor Don