“Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it’” (Isaiah 30:21).
God’s Word indicates that He will communicate with us. Consider the following:
• Psalm 32:8: “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.”
• John 14:26: “But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.”
• John 16:13: “But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth.”
• James 1:5: “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”
God created us and knows how to communicate with us. If His communication is not received, we have to assume that the main problem lies with our ability to hear. Sometimes He needs to get our attention, so He speaks to us in variety of ways. We simply need to be paying attention. There are four of the ways I have found that God has communicated with me: through Scripture, the Holy Spirit, other people, and circumstances.
–Adapted from The Path toward Passion (Nine Disciplines that Connect Your Heart to God’s) by Dean Trune. (Click on the title for more information about this resource).
Spirit of Truth, continue to teach me to hear Your voice. Allow me to pay attention to the ways You communicate with me through Your Word and through Your Spirit, as well as through other people and my circumstances. Thank You for watching over me with Your good counsel and for guiding me into all truth.
Praise God that he is trustworthy. Give thanks that his unfailing love surrounds all who trust in him (Ps. 32:10). Confess any doubt you find in your heart. Commit yourself to knowing God better. Ask him to reveal himself to you through his Word and Spirit in the midst of life’s circumstances.
Pray for laborers to be called into God’s harvest field. Ask that hearts may be prepared to accept the gospel, and that the necessary tools, such as Bibles and Christian literature, may be readily available.
“Who rises from prayer a better man, his prayer is answered.” —George Meredith
–Prayer Points taken from Patterns for Prayer by Alvin VanderGriend (Click on title for more information about this resource).