Yesterday in this blog I confirmed the fact that you cannot have a real healthy relationship with someone without good communication. The same holds true for your relationship with God. You need to be open and available to hear from God when He speaks to you. AND GOD DOES SPEAK TO YOU! He does so through His word, the Bible and He does so through quiet time in prayer. If you say you never hear from God you probably have not been spending any quiet time with Him and His word. Jesus said in John 10:27 “My sheep recognize My voice and they follow Me.”
When I talk to my wife on the phone she recognizes my voice. When I call her I don’t say, “Hello Debbie, this is Kyle Ermoian, your husband.” All I have to do is say ”Hi Honey”, and she recognizes my voice.
The longer you grow in your relationship with the Lord, the easier it is to know when He’s talking to you. The key is learning how to tune in to Him. It is like the old RCA Victor Recording logo that promises audio clarity so good that a dog can recognize “His Master’s Voice”, so we need to know our Master’s voice so we would not mistake another for Him.
Jesus said in Luke 8:8, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear”, God has given you all the equipment you need to hear him. Take the time to listen for his “still small voice”.
Beginning this Sunday at Celebration Community Church Hays we are beginning a four week series simply called “Pray.
There are four components to this church wide initiative:
1) A Sunday morning message delivered by one of our teaching pastors on how to develop a personal and productive prayer life.
2) Dig deeper questions you can use to discuss with your family or small group.
3) The daily devotion you are reading now on how to pray using the Lord’s Prayer as model.
4) A church wide 24 for 24 campaign to enlist our congregation to pray in our Prayer Room behind C3’s Worship Center 24 hours a day for 24 straight days (September 10th through October 3rd Sign up for an hour each week in the Lobby of C3)
Your pastor and partner in ministry…AND prayer
Sign up for 24 for 24 Pray, in the Lobby of C3 by the gym.