Sunday, March 22, 2009

A Word From the Lord

A Word From the Lord
Dec 8, 2008
Jeremiah 33:3 "Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know."

When my wife and I were first dating and for the first two years of our marriage, we used to take long walks with each other, several times a week. Before moving to the mid-west, we lived in an ocean-front community and the boardwalk was only a few minutes from us. We lived three blocks from the ocean and would go on amazing walks together, just spending time together and deepening our relationship. Even though there were hundreds of people all around us, we could tune everything out and enjoy each other’s fellowship. Those routine walks were an opportunity for us to talk to each other, to speak to each other, and to truly communicate what was on our hearts.

Many Christians walk through this life and never hear the Lord speak to them. Though they may have never actually heard His voice, they constantly seek a word from His lips, something He would say just to them. Even those who have heard the Lord speak to their hearts patiently await the next time He would deliver a message whispered in their ear. We go to church and desire to hear what God would say directly to us, afraid of feeling we are not really that special or deserving of a word from God into our lives. I must say, I am certainly guilty of this. I long for a fresh word from the Lord’s lips every day. I want to believe I am special enough that the Lord would speak to me and encourage my heart.

But in order to hear from God, you must first be close enough to listen. This is not a lesson of proximity but one of fellowship. You cannot hear someone speak to you when you don’t walk closely with Him on a regular basis. And walking closely with someone on a regular basis is what gives you that deep and intimate relationship where He can speak to you and truly communicate what is on His heart. For us Christians, those daily walks with God start with time reading our Bibles on a daily basis and it goes on from there. It is in the daily quiet time, alone with God, where He will speak directly into your heart and fill it with unimaginable secret.

There is good news today. God does have a word specifically for you and to you. God desires so much that you hear His voice and listen to what He wants to tell you. He wants to tell you something, whisper words to your ear that no one else is allowed to hear. God told me to tell you the first part of His message to you. Today, God would say to you, “I do love you and I want so badly to spend time with you. Every day I long for the opportunity to speak to you in our personal time together, only I never get those routine walks alone with you, the time our relationship needs to develop intimacy. I have so much to tell you and I even have a solution to that problem you have been trying to solve…”

The rest, Christian, He will tell you Himself, in your personal time with Him.

1. What is it that you want to talk to God about?
2. What does your daily personal walk with the Lord look like?
3. What do you want your daily personal walk to look like?

Add. Scriptures for Study: Gen 6:9, Ex 34:29, 1 Cor 1:9, 1 John 1:3, 1 Thes 2:13

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