But the one thing that has always puzzled me is: Why do so many put things on their facebook page, then knock you down if you don't repost it? For example: (from a facebook friend) (copied and pasted)
Hmmm... Number 1: They guarantee no one will repost it. Okay, I didn't. That way I did my part to assure them of their guarantee. Number 2: This supposed Christian is trying to prove to a friend that someone is always listening. Well, the posts from this person get even worse quite often.
This is not to knock down this person, but rather I want to talk about how we communicate to others.
I did my part on number one.
Now for number two. (hmmm potty break anyone?!!? LOL)
I do believe that someone is listening to all that I say, and He is watching all that I do.
David writes this in Psalm 18:5-7
"A hostile world! I call to God, I cry to God to help me. From his palace he hears my call; my cry brings me right into his presence— a private audience!"
So I know that God hears me. And what is even better is the fact that He will act upon what He hears. When I pray, it tends to be more of a rap (no hip hoppers) session. I talk to Him. He knows my every thought (just like mom always knew what I was thinking somehow) but mom and God still wanted to have me talk to them. Too boring if conversation is just a one way street. I talk, He listens, He talks, I listen.
Many times when I ask something of God, I do get a direct response.
Okay Rev, so you're running around hearing voices? Only when I turn my hearing aid up! lolol No, when God speaks to you, you just know. There is no doubt that it was Him. But when I am stupid and ask Him to prove it, He will do that too.
I'm going through something right now that only me and my wife know about. It has burdened me down greatly, almost to the point of stopping me from being able to concentrate on anything else (which is why the blog has been so sparse the last few weeks ... sorry, I apologize! I will do better from now on.)
So I told God, "God, I need to hear it from you in a way that I know for sure that it was only you."
Anyway, a woman in our church stood up and gave a prophesy and a word from God this past Sunday at our church service. She didn't speak in unknown tongues, prophesy is given in a native tongue also. (see Ouch! You're Standing on my Foot which is an earlier blog that I talk some about prophesy. There are plenty others also in my earlier blogs.)
So anyway, I love this woman to death. She is very outspoken, and you never know what is going to come flying out of her mouth. But by gosh, she speaks her mind, no matter where her mind may be! So she gave this word Sunday during our P &W time, while standing in her place that she stands/sits every Sunday, and it was as though God said, "Alright, in front of every one of these people, I'm going to call you on what you want. Here are my thoughts, and what I need and don't need you to do. I have it in control, in my time and I don't need you to keep mucking it up with your actions." Everything I had asked of Him, He answered in the words that flowed from her mouth.
SO you ask, how do you know it was from God? Did her voice change? Did the words "bowl you over?"
No, but they came from someone who did not have a clue as to what I had asked of God (even my wife was not in the house during the prayer time, and the dogs can't talk (yet ... although one of them keeps trying). So no one could have told her, except God.
He filled her mouth with words that I needed to hear. And I listened. And I acted upon. I made the last step that I needed to do in order to be in line with God and His wishes.
SO, God, it is yours now. I give it up to you.
One of my favorite bible passages I now take to my heart and will hold dear until (and even after) the Lord reveals the plan He has in store for me:
Isaiah 40: 27-31 NIV 1984
27 Why do you say, O Jacob,
and complain, O Israel,
“My way is hidden from the LORD;
my cause is disregarded by my God”?
28 Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
29 He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
31 but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.
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