Tag Archive | Bible

Does God still speak to individuals today?

With all the mess in this world, deep in our hearts, we desire to know some answers, to have confidence that God is really in control and that He will come through for us.

Many people don’t yet know that God still speaks to them individually.  I did not know this several years ago either.  But, since I discovered that God does speak to me personally…I have been asking Him to help me show others that they can have personal, intimate conversations with God.  God wants to be loved by His creation.  And that means having conversation, open communication, intimacy.  Do not all of these attributes require TWO beings?

While I was having a conversation with God the other day, He prompted some thoughts.  “Do people believe that the Holy Spirit inspired the writings of the Bible?”  Yes, Lord, many do, many do not.  “Do people believe that they need the guidance of the Holy Spirit in order to understand the Bible?”  Yes, Lord, some do and some do not.  “How does the Holy Spirit guide people if I am silent and not speaking to individuals today?”  Good questions.

So, I pondered them in my heart.  How, then?  Listen with your hearts, friends.  Abandon all rules and regulations and doctrines made by mankind.  God wants to talk to you.  Perhaps you are not hearing Him.  There are some reasons that your hearing is blocked.  It may be that your ears are dull of hearing.  Or it may be that something is separating you from God.  Or, it may be that no one has ever told you that God is still speaking intimately to each of us.  You have been deceived.  Of course, our enemy does not want us to have an intimacy with God.  He knows that if we do, we’ll start changing lives, families, nations, the world!

How do you learn to hear from God?  Start by asking Him that question.  And then, listen.  Not with your physical ears, but with your heart.  Deep down inside where only you and God know what’s going on…He will show you.

What if we treat our Bible like a cell phone?

I received this in an email and copied it here.  I can’t give credit to the author because I don’t know who wrote it.  I cleaned up the grammar a bit.  There are people who love the Word of God more than their cell phones.

Have you ever wonder what would happen if we treated our Bible like we treat our cell phone?

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What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets?

What if we flipped through it several times a day?

What if we turned back to go get it if we forgot it?

What if we used it to receive messages from the text?

What if we treated it like we couldn’t live without it?

What if we gave it to our children and grandchildren as gifts?

What if we used it when we traveled?

What if we used it in case of emergency?

Hmm…where is my Bible?

Oh, and one more thing.

Unlike our cell phone, we don’t have to worry about our Bible being disconnected because Jesus already paid the  bill.  No dropped calls.

So, what are your priorities?

Do you “pick up” when God, Jesus or the Holy Spirit is calling you or do you “ignore message”?