When I asked the Lord Jesus to be my Savior; confessing with my mouth that Jesus is the Son of God, that I believe in my heart that He died on the cross for the forgiveness of my sins, and that He arose from the dead, and asked Him to come into my heart, (Ro. 10:9) I added, “I’m giving my life to You Lord. Do with it as you see fit.” Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined the places He would take me or the things that He would do; not only though me, but for me, and within me. Much healing from an abusive childhood has taken place, drawing me closer to Him through worship, study, and other Christians is only a part of it. He has taught me, through some very difficult lessons I might add, to trust Him in ALL things and I can’t be obedient and not trust Him. To be obedient we must trust and visa versa. One cannot be done without the other. He has used His Word, the Bible, to teach me. He has used song to help me worship. He has used others to encourage me and help me understand and answer questions I may have. But the foremost means that He has used in teaching me, guiding me, and working within and through me is His voice! Yes, the Lord God Almighty does speak to us. “…and the sheep hear His voice; and He calls His own by name; and leads them out.” “…and the sheep follow Him, for they know His voice.” John 10:3-5 “My sheep know My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” John 10:27 When I first began hearing His voice I thought I was nuts. Is this some psychological problem? Is this just me thinking this? Questions bounced around the inside of my head but the Lord is faithful and started proving I was not crazy. I don’t want to preach, that’s not the point of my posts, but I feel the need to say that if we are followers of Jesus Christ we cannot, and must not, have a mindset that God is silent and only speaks through the written word in the Bible. We are missing an awesome opportunity of communication with our Heavenly Father if we pooh-pooh the fact that Christ does have a voice and wants to use it to communicate with His children. As I’ve stated before, when I sit down with my pen I pray. I want the Lord to communicate through my pen, to you the reader, whatever message He feels we need to hear. Not just hear but receive. So todays message is, if you haven’t given your life to Jesus Christ, you won’t have His means to communicate with Him, the Holy Spirit within you. If you have asked Christ into your heart then take another step and allow Him to communicate with you, in whatever way He chooses. A closed heart/mind remains in darkness but Light always penetrates darkness! Invite the Lord to speak to you. Then Listen!!!!
Author Sue Cass- “Dawn’s Light” – “Pursuit” – “Laying Down my Net-A Walk of Faith” – “Sacrifices of a Saint” – “Seek My Face.”
Blessings to you and I welcome your comments. 🙂