I called Senator Lindsey Graham’s office in Washington once. I had a question about a government decision that impacted me personally and thought the Senator’s Office would be the fastest way to get an answer. I really didn’t expect to speak to the Senator. I spoke to a secretary and then an aide. They promised to find the answer. The next day I received a call back with my answer. I was grateful for their quick response.
That’s the way our world works. I can’t imagine how much money I would have to give the Senator’s campaign or how famous I would have to be for Senator Graham to personally call me.
God’s way is different. When I pray to Him, I am not directed to an angel. I speak directly to the Creator of the Universe. I talk with the One who loved me so much He sent His Son to die for my sins. I address to the Lord of Life, who defeated death. God and I have a direct connection.
The connection goes both ways. God not only listens to me; He speaks back. Imagine how rude it would be if Senator Graham called me back, and I did all the talking? How rude are we to God?
God really does want to speak to you. Because He loves us, He is careful not to overwhelm us. Through the Holy Spirit, He gives us whispers in our souls. You can call them gentle nudges or promptings. But we get message that comes not from our subconscious, but from God.
God’s most common messages?
- Fear not.
- I am with you.
- Take action.
- Speak up for me.
- Go to the forgotten ones.
- Follow me.
- Love your enemy.
- Love that person the way I love you.
- Do the right thing.
- Giving in to this temptation has a consequence.
- Trust me.
- Be generous.
- I will bless you.
God’s best and final message to you He wrapped in a body, the body of His Son Jesus. In Jesus is everything you need to know about God. Jesus is God’s final word. So don’t be surprise if one of the frequent messages you get from God is “Look to Jesus. He’s the example of how I want you to live.” How do you know if a message is from God? You know a message is from God because it sounds like something He would say. The message will look like Jesus.
God really does want to talk with you. The last question is, will you listen when He does?