Daily Devotional – 7/21/15 “When God speaks … “

I have been having a hard time sleeping the last few nights. I could chop it up to it being hot yet I know that’s not the case when my husband keeps it like a freezer in the house (i.e. the sudden jump in our electric bill) so I know it’s something wrestling in my spirit. I don’t know what it is but it’ll manifest itself soon enough so I’ll wait. See, I’ve found that I’d rather be woken from my sleep by the Lord than with mess or terrible news. Yea, when He wakes me up it’s usually with His word. When He shakes me from my sleep, it’s normally something that stirs my spirit. When the Lord sits with me in the early morning hours, He manifests a message through me; so I am okay with being woken up! When the Lord rouses me in the wee hours of the night, it’s for my benefit so I listen. Again, I don’t know what the message is yet, but I’m waiting and listening; for I cry out to God every day like Psalm 25:4-5 says, “Show me the right path, O LORD; point out the road for me to follow. Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you.”

Yea, I may not get it right all the time but I’m listening. I may not do it the correct way the first time but I’m willing to change. I might not say it exact when I’m supposed to but teach me and I’ll learn. Oh God, tell me because I’m all ears! For John 8:47 tells me, “Anyone who belongs to God listens gladly to the words of God. But you don’t listen because you don’t belong to God.” So, I’ll ask the question to you today, are you listening to the words of God? For when God speaks … Chile, when He says it, that settles it! It does not matter what your flesh wants to do, what your mouth wants to say, where your feet want to go or where your heart leads; listen to God. It doesn’t matter what folk say, how they’ve treated you, how you think they should have treated you, the position you think you should have been in or even about what folk owe you; baby listen to God because what He says settles it. Who are you listening too? If things aren’t going the way you planned, check whose talking and who you’re listening too.

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