He Speaks

I woke this morning just needing to hear from the Lord. Do you ever feel there are times where you just don’t hear from Him? Maybe He isn’t speaking or we just are not listening. I have felt this way for while now, but have continually begged for Him to talk with me. Well this morning He spoke and I was listening. He had so many things to tell me. Just a few of them were “Now this is the confidence we have before Him: whenever we ask according to His will, He hears us.” (1 John 5:14) I needed to be reminded that my persistent prayers are heard. Praise the Lord! He also spoke “and will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you he will see that they get justice, and quickly.” (Luke 18:7-8) Not only am I crying out to him day and night, but those precious ones in Haiti are too. God is faithful to fulfill his promise to us all and He is not slow about it even though we feel like it has been. He then sent His discipline on me because He loves me. (Hebrews 12:5-6) He reminded me of (Phillipians 4:6-7) “Do not be anxious about anything (discipline 1) but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving (discipline 2) present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (love and reassurance). I just spoke in yesterdays blog about growing weary in the waiting and it being hard for me to feel thankful. I needed those spankings. He ended His talk with me by reconfirming to me His will in Haiti. There was a short piece in my devotional on Haiti. They seem to pop up out of the blue every time I need to be reminded 🙂 and of course He toped it off with THE verse….James 1:27 “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world”. Thank you Lord for speaking to me this morning. When is the last time He spoke with you? Are you listening?