Isaiah 30:21 “Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying this is the way, walk in it,” Whenever you turn to the right hand ,or whenever you turn to the left” John 10:27 “ My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. (NKJV)
A few weeks ago, I was trying to make a hard decision. I was trying to decide which coat to wear. The Lord has blessed me with several coats. Some are very special to me. Our son has given me some gear from places where he has formerly coached. I have a couple of coats that were my brothers before he passed away. Also I also a couple of suits and a couple of sports coats. With my calling in the Kingdom, I have to dress sometimes in different ways on different occasions. Sometimes I minister in places where the dress is casual, sometimes casual business, and at other times business.
On this particular morning I felt like I was hearing the Holy Spirit bring a passage to me where John the Baptist was preaching in Luke 3:11” he answered and said to them, “He who has two tunics, let him give to him who has none: and he who has food let him do likewise.” I begin to think that perhaps the Holy Spirit was prompting me to donate some of my coats to a ministry that gives away coats.
However, to be honest I did not really get a strong impression that I was to do that on that particular day. Therefore, what I did do was I put on a blue Under Armour light coat that I had gotten from somewhere That day when I got to the Recovery Ministry that I was ministering at when I walked in one of the residents said jokingly “hey man give me that coat.” He had on an Under-Armour toboggan. I immediately took the coat off and tossed it to him. There was no doubt that the Holy Spirit was speaking to me that morning about giving that coat to someone.
Now the story does not end there. At the end of the teaching session, I prayed for and ministered to the young man that had asked me for my coat. After I had finished ministering to him, he mentioned that there was a resident that was in bed, not feeling well and had not been able to come to the teaching session. He asked me if I would go back and pray for this young man.
We went back there and we prayed for the young man as we were praying the resident felt prompted to ask the other young man about his relationship with the Lord. We then prayed and the young man prayed a prayer of repentance and surrender to Jesus Christ.
I am thankful as God spoke to Elijah in a small still voice that He still speaks to His people today in a still small voice. 1 Kings 19:12 and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.” 13 So it was, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. Suddenly a voice came to him, and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”
14 And he said, “I have been very zealous for the Lord God of hosts; because the children of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars, and killed Your prophets with the sword. I alone am left; and they seek to take my life.”
15 Then the Lord said to him: “Go, return on your way to the Wilderness of Damascus; and when you arrive, anoint Hazael as king over Syria. 16 Also you shall anoint Jehu the son of Nimshi as king over Israel. And Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel Meholah you shall anoint as prophet in your place. 17 It shall be that whoever escapes the sword of Hazael, Jehu will kill; and whoever escapes the sword of Jehu, Elisha will kill. 18 Yet I have reserved seven thousand in Israel, all whose knees have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed hi
I am glad that just as Isaiah wrote that we can hear His voice giving us direction. We can hear His voice giving us comfort and assurance. That is why we want to spend time in His Word. Because His still small voice will always line up with the Word of God. That is why Jesus said my sheep hear my voice and I know them and they follow me. Today listen to the Shepherd. He knows you. He has great and mighty things in store for you in His Kingdom. Listen to His voice. Follow Him and do what He is saying for you to do and you will bear much fruit.
Let Us Pray
Lord today we pray that You will help us to spend time in your Word and in prayer in order to hear Your voice with the clarity that we need to hear it with. Lord help us to respond in the way that You desire us to respond when we hear Your voice speaking to us through the Holy Spirit. Thank You that You do speak to us and that You know us personally and care about us. We love You Jesus!
In Jesus Name
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