TODAY THE WORDS are “IS THAT YOU GOD?” Reprint from 2013 A few days ago, one of my friends Donna C. was pondering how do we tell if it is God talking to us or is it our thoughts? I think her question was worth pondering and had been discussed by someone I have listened to and read many of her thoughts, Joyce Meyer. I replied to my friend’s request for some feedback as: The only way I can tell is usually my first thoughts are my own and only after I have prayed or studied, do I hear God’s words clarifying or challenging my thoughts.
My experience is God is the deeper thought and not the impulsive human thought or reaction. Just saying and I am interested like you to hear others thoughts on this. Another good friend of ours replied with: When it’s from God; it just feels right…..no doubts. There is a saying, “Let your conscience be your guide” and like Arline said those are our first thoughts. Sometimes good and sometimes we make mistakes by acting to quickly. I believe God wants us to go to HIM with all our problems and things we don’t understand. We need to have that quiet time with him in his word and through prayer. We need to just listen for him to speak. Let the Holy Spirit guide you! (courtesy of Sandy M.) I would like to add, and I am sure everyone who knows for sure they have experienced the voice of God, when He speaks to us, it comes from a place deep inside your body, lower and more powerful than anything we have experienced in our thoughts alone. Even if it starts as a whisper, it imprints its mark in our soul and somehow, as Sandy said, “It just feels right.” It would be very hard to resist God’s voice.
Now for the deeper thought….In this time in life, there are so many skeptics and everyone has the right to believe or not to believe; but God loves us all and God will choose the time to speak on each person’s heart giving them a choice of whether to accept Him . If you think as a parent, you try to teach your children in the way to go so they can be the best they can be; sometimes they listen to you the first time you speak; but more times than not; you have to tell them more than one time. God will keep showing and speaking to his child until God sees this child is not going to listen and God will not always tarry with man. A heart is meant to love and our heart knows when God is speaking. Seek His Voice and you will Hear!
DAILY FEATURED BIBLE VERSE:
King James Bible Revelation 3:15
I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
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