For many years of my life I seemed to be waiting on God to do something…sound familiar?
As it turns out, all the time I spent waiting on God was in vain! He was waiting on me to ask Him questions. God was wanting to have a conversation with me!
I heard the Lord clearly call me into ministry, but then I stopped listening. The bottom line is that I went off course after that.
For some reason, I never asked God for clarification on what He was saying to me that day. I just sat there waiting and hoping that He would tell me something again, but I never heard anything from Him.
God was not done talking to me. He was simply starting a conversation with me. A conversation that I did not continue. He was waiting on me to ask questions, or at least respond to His statements.
In the years to follow I have learned a few things that I want to share with you. God is talking to you 24 hours a day. It is His desire to have communication with you! He tells us in His Word that He desires for us to know Him, as He knows us. That is a pretty strong statement being He created every fibre of our being! He knows each one of us intimately, and He desires for us to know Him intimately as well.
The day you hear the Lord clearly and understand His desires for you is the day you begin to walk in His knowledge and wisdom for your life. It is God's desire to walk with you and talk with you all day, everyday. He wants to be your best friend!
So when you have heard the Lord and things do not make sense, ask Him questions! Seek Him diligently until you have clarity. Continue the conversation that He has started with you, or better yet, start a conversation with Him. He would love to hear from you. He desires for you to share your heart with Him.
1 Corinthians 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.
The Lord’s words will bring clarity and understanding to you. You will always be able to confirm the words He speaks to you with the Word.
When the apostle Paul spoke about praying without ceasing, he was not talking about being in deep prayer all day and night. He was talking about having "conversational prayer". The kind of prayer where you are just talking to the Lord and He is talking to you.
I will leave you with this challenge:
• Talk to the Lord continually.
• Ask Him questions.
• Seek His input on all that you do.
• Confirm the words He speaks to you in the Word.
In His love and grace,
Bookshop Manager and Minister
Apostolic Movement South Africa
P.S. If you you are hungry for more teaching like this, join us for the How to hear the Voice of God Workshop on October 24. Find out more at: http://www.apostolic-network.co.za