Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Are You Listening?

I was talking to a colleague at work and I told him, “ I am anointed to do my job.”  This really took him by surprise.  I told him I knew I was exactly where God wanted me and I would stay there until He moved me someplace else.  I may work for my present employer until I retire, or God may tell me to leave tomorrow.  I can assure you, if God tells me to leave, it will be the best thing for all concerned that I obey.  He still had a puzzled look on his face and I told him the story of how I came to work there.  A friend called me as I was leaving the house to go to work, and asked me if I would be interested in working in her office.  I cried all the way to work because I knew I would be changing jobs.  Even though I knew it was God, I was going to miss the people I worked with very much. 

This man I was talking to asked me, “how did you know?”  I just knew.  It wasn’t something I knew in my head.  I knew it in my spirit.  God speaks to me.  He didn’t think God spoke to him.  He speaks to ALL of us, but sometimes we are not listening or we have not practiced tuning in to His voice.

He speaks to me in different ways:

Sometimes He speaks to me through His Word    

Sometimes I see visions in my spirit

Sometimes I hear words in my spirit

Sometimes I see words in my spirit

Then there are times there is a “knowing” or a feeling of insistence about a situation.  These things are not going on in my mind.  They are coming to me through my spirit.  That is how God speaks to us.  He is a Spirit and He speaks to our spirit    

 John 10:27

My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.              

The Creator of the universe wants to communicate with us.  Prayer should not be a one way street.  We have to take time to listen for the answer.  Prayer will make our spirits more sensitive to His voice.  This enables us to hear from Him in everyday situations, not just when everything is quiet.  He wants to be present in our everyday lives.  He loves us so much.

4 comments:

Kelley said...

Fantastic!

Jennifer said...

What an incredible - and powerful - blessing that God speaks to us..and longs to speak to us!

Jake said...

YEAH!! I need to be reminded that He is speaking to me. So true that it requires us to TAKE THE TIME to listen. Man, I can count way too many times that I ask and don't listen. Or just don't listen or ask. ugh.

But I am changing! And learning to listen more. Awesome that you got to share that at work :)

Kay said...

I love this post and I love that verse. That was one of the many verses that drew me to a deeper relationship with the Father.

A wonderful book on the topic is Hearing God's Voice by Henry Blackaby.