Saved by His grace in 1974, from 9 years of professing atheism into His loving arms. Living with my husband in the middle of a mountain meadow. GRIN! Wanting to spread the good news about His redemptive plan for our lives through written media.
Nope, this isn’t some science fiction fantasy piece. It is
about hearing the voice of God, the very God who created the universe and set
those stars in place. It still boggles my mind that He would desire a
relationship with us as individuals, but He really does. He has expressed this
in His Word, the Bible. That is one way He can and does talk to us, through His
Word. Have you ever been reading along and had a particular scripture almost
jump off the page at you? HE is trying to make something real and clear to you.
The Bible also mentions that God speaks to us with “a still,
small voice” – that gentle nudge and knowing in your heart, that peace after
prayer about a decision or that unrest when you know this is a turn you
Or that person who mentions a scripture and says that they
were praying for you and that scripture came to mind. They might not even know
what you are praying about and the give you the same scripture which “jumped
off the page” while you were reading His Word the day before.
Yes, it sure helps if we read His Word. Then it is fresh in
our minds and He can highlight things He really wants us to absorb. It also
helps to have praying friends.
Have you ever run and sat in your Daddy’s lap? Just to let him
surround you with his arms and hug you close? You still can, figuratively, with
your Heavenly Father. Maybe you never had an earthly Daddy you were close to –
well, your Daddy God would like to be that Dad even today, the one you thought
you never had. He is waiting, ready and willing to hug you close with His
Following are some scriptures to think about.
the sinful mind is hostile to
God. It does not submit to God's law, nor can it do so. (NIV)
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by
the renewing of your mind. Then
you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and
perfect will. (NIV)
1 Corinthians 14:15
So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my mind; I will sing with my spirit, but
I will also sing with my mind.
1 John 4:4
You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you isgreater than the
one who is in the world. (NIV)
Psalm 135:5 I
know that the LORD is great,
that our Lord isgreater than all gods. (NIV)
2 Timothy 2:3
Endure hardship with us like a good soldier
of Christ Jesus. (NIV)
Prayer: Oh, Father God, please help us to be good
soldiers.Help us to be equipped by You
to fight the battle in our minds and to pray always without ceasing in the
Spirit and in our understanding, to grow up to be like our Jesus.AMEN.