God speaks to us directly if we care to listen!!
It has been a while since I posted in this category of mind body and spirit on the blog. That fact is actually a reflection of the imbalanced state that I discovered I had fallen into. Thank God for awakening me to my state and showing me what to change in my life.
He Spoke To Abraham
One of the challenges that you may be facing in your relationship with God is the answer to the question: “Does God still speak to us directly?” The Bible is full of instances where God ‘told’ His servants what to do. Just looking at the life of Abraham we realize that it was made up of a series of incidents where God spoke to Abraham and Abraham knew that it was God speaking. Just to mention a few:
• Abraham (when he was still called Abram) was told to go to another land
• He made a promise (repeated several times) to Abraham that he was going to have billions of descendants
• Abraham was told by God to go and sacrifice his son Isaac
• He shared with Abraham what he was going to do to Sodom and Gomorrah
So without a doubt the majority of the actions and decisions that Abraham took were guided by the words that came from the mouth of God. So the question still begs, is it still happening today that God speaks to us and we can hear Him?
He Has Been Speaking To Me
Recently, with the year rolling to an end and a new year looming ahead, I went through a reflective experience. I had achieved some of the goals that I had set for myself for 2015. I was beginning the process of planning for 2016. I had more questions than answers as to the place where my life was. So many things were not adding up and I was wrestling with how to plan for the future if I did not even understand how and why I was in the state that I was in.
At first I called on my logic for answers. Think as I would I could not put together why the right actions I took did not manifest the natural results that would have led to my achieving the majority of the goals that I could not meet. After much musings and a couple of nightmares about where my life was headed I realized that as a Christian and child of God, up to that point I had not included God in the process. God was at the back of my mind and I was expecting Him to somehow be a part of the process. Actually I am not even sure if that expectation was there at all.
I only mentioned His name when I was asking why I failed and the tone of my thoughts was more accusatory than acknowledging. When that realization struck me, I was awakened. It was then that the whole ball game changed. God became real to me and we have been walking and talking together for these last couple of weeks and it is an experience that I would like to continue for the rest of my life.
I wish it on you too. That is why in my next post I am going to walk you through how I personally came to the place where I am at. I have faith that someone out there is in need of that awakening. So as you plan for the coming year, while you go through the “what to dos” and the “how tos”, make God part of you planning process and by Him defining your whys, he will refine the mechanics of it all.
Blessed planning for 2016 (or whatever year you will be planning for the day that you read this article).
Should you wish to gain more insights into how Abraham was spoken to, Read this article by Rodney W. Francis.
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