GET TOGETHER – He Still Speaks Today
Isa 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.(NKJV)
Most Tuesday mornings, I meet with three dear brothers and good friends and have breakfast and we share what God is doing in our lives. This morning we didn’t get to meet. I always look forward to meeting with these brothers each Tuesday. So, I was a little disappointed when we didn’t get to meet.
On the other hand, it has been a great morning. I got to take three of our grandchildren to school and that was a blessing! After I had let our grandson Judah off at the Middle School I heard the Holy Spirit tell me to drive by my good friend Richard Wilson’s house. I had been wanting to share with Richard how that God had answered some prayers that he had prayed for me and the ministry that God has given us. I also wanted him to pray with me about a ministry opportunity tomorrow night. Guess what? Richard just happened to be carrying his garbage out when I pulled up to his house. God is always right. We went inside to Richard’s prayer room and had a wonderful and powerful time of prayer.
I am so thankful that God still speaks to His people through the small still voice of the Holy Spirit today. Praise God that the Holy Spirit still speaks in the still small voice today! Jesus said that the Holy Spirit would speak to us in Joh 16:13 “However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. (NKJV) He will speak and guide us in fulfilling the mission that Jesus has called us to. Jesus said in Joh 10:27 “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. (NKJV) The Holy Spirit will allow us to hear the Master giving us direction in our lives.
The Holy Spirit today speaks to us through the Word of God. We are told in Heb 4:12” For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” When we see the word as living and active, we see that it is not just cold dry ink on some pages, but words of life. It is the Creator of the Universe speaking to us. Then when we do that, we can recognize His voice when He speaks to us with that small still voice. Jesus said in Joh 10:27 “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. (NKJV)
Another way that we hear the voice of God is when He speaks through others to us. It can be in a sermon. It can be through Biblical teaching. It can be through a brother, or sister prophesying to us. The Apostle Paul wrote in 1Co 14:1,3 ¶ Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy. But he who prophesies speaks edification and exhortation and comfort to men. The Lord had used Brother Richard to prophesy over me in the past. I was also excited to tell him about how some of his words that the Holy Spirit had given him of edification and exhortation had been and were being fulfilled in the ministry that God has called us to.
So today you may be praying about direction, or some other matter in your life. To hear the small still voice you want to be sure that you spend time in the word of God. You also want to be sure that you spend time in prayer. And then and this one is sometimes the tough one for me is you must be quiet and listen to the Holy Spirit. So, get in the word. Spend time in prayer and listen to the small still voice of the Holy Spirit. And just as Isaiah heard that voice. And just as Paul heard that voice. Just as Jonah, Peter, Moses, and so many others we can hear that voice too.
Let Us Pray
Lord, we thank you that we are New Covenant Blood bought children of God. We thank You for indwelling us with and empowering us through the Holy Spirit. We thank You that You speak to us through Your word, through prayer, through Your people and through the small still voice of the Holy Spirit. Today help us to hear Your voice. Help us to obey Your voice. And help us fulfill the destiny and calling that You have for us.
In Jesus Name
I am looking forward to preaching at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Event in Alexander City tomorrow night at Alex City Methodist Church. Looking forward to meeting the athletes from Benjamin Russell and Reeltown High Schools. Please pray for us all for tomorrow night.
Love You All
Your Friend/ Kinfolk
PS For those in Northwest Alabama our Broadcast Redeeming the Time comes on at 9:30 A.M. AND 9:30 P.M. on Sunday morning and Sunday night. I am currently preaching a Sermon Series called The I-22 Sermon Series. That is on Spectrum Channel 10. In Jasper I believe it is on TV 16.