WAITING FOR GOD TO SPEAK?
Have you ever been desperate to hear from God? Begging Him to direct your steps and give you wisdom - yet all you seem to get are layers of complicated life challenges? ~ While we may desire a big booming voice from the heavens or some great, clear sign: could He be whispering to you THROUGH your circumstances? ~ Theologian, Oswald Chambers, writes, "Without the sovereign hand of God Himself, nothing touches our lives. Do we discern His hand at work or do we see these things as mere occurrences?" Oswald concludes, God often speaks to us "BY the PRESSURE of (our) circumstances". ~ Pressure: we know we need it to grow. To build muscle, learn a new skill... without pressure we tend to stagnate. So, it makes sense that God utilizes the pressure of our circumstances to grow us. ~ Is God speaking to you right now, IN the weight of the struggle? ~ DAILY HEARING EXERCISE: ` When you're surrounded by the mess of life, choose a different response: ` ° Instead of asking "Why?" ° Say, "Speak, Lord, what are you trying to teach me?" ° And then make time to listen. ~ Wisdom is waiting, will you be teachable? ~