Have you ever asked God for a specific word? Direction for your life. Comfort for your soul. Or just confirmation that He sees you and cares about what you are going through?
I certainly have. Many, many times. One of my favorite verses of all time is:
“If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” James 1:5
What an incredible promise! As I look back over my life, I can see that God has answered my cry for wisdom and need of comfort over and over again. Not always as quickly as I would have liked and rarely in the way I expected. For the voice of God rarely shouts. We must tune our hearts to His voice. And that takes time and practice.
I think that’s why I’m so excited about this year-long journey we are embarking on together. For the Bible study method that I’ve introduced to you will do just that – it will tune your heart to God’s voice. When I learned how to record the scripture that spoke to me and took time to respond to what I sensed God saying, a holy dialogue began to develop between my heart and my Savior. And nothing has ever been the same.
That’s my prayer for you this year, my friend – that you, too, will discover the sweet intimacy God longs to share with you.
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Thanks so much for being a part of “Word of God Speak” – I’m honored to be on this journey with you.