When God Speaks to Us

I believe that God speaks to us all, all the time. It’s just a matter of if we are listening to Him or not. And when we listen to Him amazing things happen.  We may not always see the results, but the results are always for His good.

Last night I wrote a post. It wasn’t at all what I wanted to write or had planned on writing. I felt God telling me that it was the right thing to do, even if it made me sick to my stomach nervous as I was writing it. Pressing the publish button was one of the scariest things I’ve ever done. It was right up there with walking up stairs you can see through.

And an amazing thing happened. People read my words. Lots of people. Today I had more individual people read my blog that I had views on my best day before today. I have almost doubled the amount of views I had on my best day. And yes for big blogs my statistics aren’t impressive, but for my little blog they are unbelievable.

God spoke to me, and I listened. And all those people who read my words that normally don’t, who looked at my older posts, maybe God spoke to you, too, through me. And that is amazing.

And as amazing as all the readers are, something else equally as amazing happened to me. I shared what I had written on one of Glenn Beck’s Facebook posts. Like writing the post, I wasn’t sure why I was supposed to share with him what I had written. I just knew that I was supposed to. And not only did Glenn read it, he responded to me.  He said, “Rachel, your faith brings a tear to my eye. You are brave. Not unafraid. It is important for people to know that when you do things like that your human side kicks in and you are really afraid. But the better half is stronger. Your spiritual side is at such peace.”

How amazing to me that my faith would touch others. And maybe that’s the purpose of this blog. I write what’s in my heart. Sometimes I don’t understand it and those posts seem to reach the most people and mean the most.

God is talking to us all. We just have to choose to listen to Him. And it seems to me that the times where it makes the least sense, it has the most benefits.  It doesn’t have to make sense to us. It’s all part of the big plan.

And maybe Glenn said it best. Being brave isn’t the same as being unafraid. Being brave is when we do the things that make us afraid.

Be brave. Listen to God’s voice.

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6 responses to “When God Speaks to Us

  1. I love reading your post. There are times when I don’t comment, as your words always seems to take my breath away and make me get on my knees pray. Your faith is like no other. Yes, God speaks to us all. However we as human are to afraid or stubborn to listen. I too have a personal story about listening to God. I didn’t do it right away, but he kept talking and I finally listened. And when I did, it was amazing.

    • Thank you so much for your kind words. The thing about listening to God is that when we don’t He just keeps at us until we do. I often think of Jonah when I think of listening to God (plus my boys love that story). I certainly don’t want to end up in the belly of a whale for not listening. 😉

  2. BEWARE OF DISTORTED SHEEP-TALK BY STEVE FINNELL

    Do dead sheep have eternal security? Can sheep ever be lost? The favorite proof text of advocates for the erroneous doctrine of “once saved always saved” is John 10:27-28.

    John 10:27-28 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me, 28 and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand.

    Jesus said His sheep hear His voice. Jesus told us all how to become a member of His flock. (Mark 16:16 He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved…..) If you have not believed and have not been baptized in water, then you have not listened to the voice of Jesus. There is only one way to become a sheep.

    Jesus said His sheep follow Him, He did not say that He would force them to become sheep.

    Jesus said His sheep will be given eternal life and no one will snatch them from His hand.

    No one can snatch you from the hand of Jesus, however, you can choose to leave His hand voluntarily.

    Matthew 10:22 You will be hated by all because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved.

    Why would Jesus instruct His sheep to endure to the end, in order to be saved, if the sheep were once saved always saved?

    DO DEAD SHEEP HAVE ETERNAL SECURITY?

    Acts 5:1-11…..3 But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back some of the price of the land? 4 …..You have not lied to men but to God.”5 And as he heard these words, Ananias fell down and breathed his last. (Did this dead sheep, who lied to God, have eternal security?)

    Acts 5:11 And great fear came over the whole church, and over all who heard of these things.(Why would the whole church be in fear because of two dead sheep if all the sheep were once saved always saved?)

    SHEEP HAVE FREE-WILL!

    1 Timothy 5:14-15 Therefore, I want younger widows to get married, bear children, keep house, and give the enemy no occasion for reproach; 15 for some have already turned aside to follow Satan.

    Satan did not snatch these widows from the hand of Jesus, these sheep made a choice to follow Satan.

    1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

    The love of money can cause sheep to wander from the faith. Satan has no power to force people from the faith. Men have a choice.

    1 Timothy 4:1 But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith…..

    The Holy Spirit says some sheep will fall from the faith.
    Who do you trust the Holy Spirit or John Calvin?

    DO UNREPENTANT SHEEP, WHO HAVE GONE ASTRAY, HAVE ETERNAL SECURITY? NO!

    YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY BLOG. http://steve-finnell.blogspot.com

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