21 Sep
2013
Posted in: Listening to God
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Though we are sinners, He speaks to us still.

Galatians 2:4
20130921-111618.jpgAfter praying about a certain thing, the Lord led me to this verse for the second time by sheer and obvious Providence.

I was asking for guidance about whether something was right or wrong, and for the second time, the Lord provided this verse about the liberality of the Gospel. That it is not about rules and regulations, but about the Spirit.

The first time, the verse came immediately after praying about this certain thing, as I was reading in my physical Bible. The second time it came immediately after praying about the certain thing, and I was in my Bible app on my phone.

And, what amazes me this morning is that this gift from the Spirit came after my being rude to the Lord, who is ever gracious. Apparently, He speaks to us even though we are sinners, even though my walk is not perfect. For these past few days my mind has been focused on other things beside The Lord; things seen and not things unseen. All good things, blessings from the Lord in their proper place and in their appropriate times. But there are times I get so excited about these good things, that my time with the Lord suffers.

So lately my time with the Lord has suffered, but today, this morning, I have experienced the following gracious truth. That the Lord is so very gracious He speaks even when I am rude. The requirement to hear His voice is not works, but faith.

We must believe that His Word is more real than what we can see; He uses it to speak to us, it is the only eternal thing. And the other requirement is desire, that we seek Him with all our hearts. Because of the great work of his Son, we can approach Him boldly, and He can remain holy, yet also speak to us. Amazing.

Here, oh Lord, when I cry with my voice!
Have mercy also upon me, and answer me.
When you said, “seek My face,”
My heart said to you, “Your face, Lord, I will seek.”
Do not hide Your face from me;
Do not turn Your servant away in anger;
You have been my help;
Do not leave me nor forsake me,
O God of my salvation.
Psalm 27:7-9

So, what do you think?