“This was exactly what I needed to read today.”
Reference: The Lord, the God of their ancestors, sent word to them through his messengers again and again, because he had pity on his people and on his dwelling place. (2 Chronicles 36:15 NIV)
Explore: If you’ve read any other of my blogs before you will know that I just write stories or reflections from my own life that relate to the Bible passage I’ve just read. I’m not an incredible theologian, I don’t expect to be quoted throughout history, I just write what connects with me.
It always astounds me, however, the responses I get from those reading my posts. “This was exactly what I needed to read today.” “The timing of this was amazing.” “I just shared this with my friend who is going through the exact same thing.”
Even though these people are often living on the other side of the world, my reflections relate to them personally.
Application: I’m always excited when I hear that my writing has helped someone in their faith journey. It’s not because I think I’ve written something amazing, but I’m excited because it means that someone is open to hearing what God wants to say to them.
I believe that God can communicate with us through many different means, it’s just whether our ears are open to hear His voice. I once had a God epiphany in the middle of a blockbuster movie! It doesn’t take a booming voice from Heaven, it can often be the smallest sound.
God was committed to communicating with His people in the Old Testament and He does the same for us today. It’s then up to us to be open to hearing what He has to say.
Prayer: Lord, sometimes I struggle to hear Your voice. May I always attune myself to You and be open to what I hear. Amen.
When was the last time you felt God communicated something to you?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.