Thursday, May 24, 2012

GOD SPEAKS



I attended Church this past Sunday. It was a Sunday like every other Sunday. It is the middle of May in South Carolina. It is warm. 60 degrees early in the morning. It will be close to 80 by lunch. I spoke to everyone I passed as I entered the church. I sat beside my wife. We were sitting in our usual seats. Then I shook hands with everyone around me. I listened to the piano and the organ music. It was beautiful. I watched the choir members as they entered. Our Pastor and Choir Director took their places. I listened to the opening song. I stood and sat down at all the right times. Then it was time for the Pastor to speak. I settled in for a 30 minute Sermon. Then he started talking to ME. Why was he talking to ME? What did I do to upset him? How did he know that I needed this Sermon? I listened and took everything to heart. It was a blessing. After thinking about it I came to the conclusion that the right scripture shared at the right time is God talking to a heart in need. The Holy Spirit inspired specific people to record His Holy Word in the Bible. The word of God is specific and personal. It is meant for us and is to be used for our times of special need. We could be reading our Bible and a specific verse jumps out at us. God is speaking His word directly to our heart’s need. Whether you are reading the Bible or listening to a Sermon, God speaks to you when you need it. Listen for His voice.
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8 comments:

Karen Kyle Ericson said...

What a great post! The Pastors often speak to me and my quiet time Bible reading too : ) Always good to know it's not just me.

JT said...

Thanks for your comment Karen.

Pearl said...

Hi JT,
God uses His servants to speak to us. Most of the times, when I read the Bible and devotionals, He is speaking to me too.
Thanks for this inspiring post.

Child of God said...

LOL! I too have been in this position. :) It is so good to hear the voice of God.

Blessings brother,
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Rhonda said...

Oh at the times that I thought "for sure" the Pastor had been reading my diary! ;0)

JT said...

Thanks for your comment Pearl.

JT said...

Thanks for your comment Child of God.

JT said...

Thanks for your comment Rhonda.