I woke up abruptly this morning with a heaviness in my heart, and after several failed attempts at falling back asleep, I decided to spend time with God. I locked myself up in a spare room, and I knelt by the bed. For 5 minutes, I was silent, because in all honesty, I didn’t know what to say; I wasn’t quite sure how to put into words how my heart felt. I started by speaking in tongues, and as I went on, the words came to me and I spoke my heart to Him. I know He already knew everything I was going to say, but for my sake, I had to release the heaviness, by voicing out my feelings. I didn’t get a pat on my back, nor did I feel a hug…but as I spoke, He spoke and the more He spoke, the more assured I became. I went into His presence tired and heavy, and I came out refreshed and energized. Yet, I wanted a confirmation. A sign that all I heard Him say was not just my conscience talking back to me. Afterwards, I spent some time responding to emails, and chatting with friends, then I went on Instagram, and what do you know, I got my confirmation. Staring me in the face was His word, and it said, Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. (Isaiah 41:10 NLT) It is not physically possible for a heart to smile, but mine did. This word was the endearing pat on the back and the hug that I needed.
God talks to His children in many ways. He is not cookie cutter, and will use different avenues to speak to different people. He doesn’t always speak in form of rumbling thunder, nor does He always speak through a mentor. We need not be heavily dependent on ‘mediums or others’ to hear from God. He says, My sheep know (listen-hear) my voice John 10:27.
We only have to be sensitive to Him….and listen…
Are you listening?