THE VOICE OF GOD

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A number of years ago my husband was diagnosed with prostate cancer.  He opted for radiation treatment which not only took his cancer away, but left him weakened and extremely tired.  When he returned to the urologist and had another PSI test, the doctor told him that the radiation did the trick, but asked what he wanted to do about the cancer.  The question made no sense to him.  If the cancer was gone why did he need further treatment?

He left the office confused.  We talked about it and the effects he had from the radiation.  We talked about a future that might challenge his quality of life.  We prayed and prayed and he talked privately with God.  When he returned to the doctor he said that he had discussed the situation with God and decided to go no further with surgery or other treatment.

The doctor was astounded that he talked with God.  He asked Paul if God answered him.  Paul said that the peace he felt in his decision was God’s answer to him.  Of course God didn’t physically speak to my husband, but through the Bible he was able to gain comfort , strength and confidence to let God do His work.

I’m not here to tell you to disregard the advice of your doctor. The point I’m trying to make is that we have the King of Creation available to us 24/7 and that resource can help us to make difficult decisions.  When we struggle with health issues, money problems, relationship conflicts and any other dilemma which causes great stress, we often forget to turn to the One who has given us His unconditional love and eternal life.

The Bible is filled with stories of conflict, desire, hatred, health problems and every problem a human being comes into contact with in life.  Our prayers are our way of communicating with God.  He hears them. Sometimes His answers don’t fit our desires, but they are for our good.  There are answers that need to wait for the right moment.  There are also negative responses to our prayers, because He knows what the plan is for our life.  He designed it.  The fact is that all of our prayers are heard by Him.

When we search the scriptures, we will find God’s voice resonating back to us.   The days of God speaking to people through burning bushes and handwriting on walls are long gone.  The truth of those times has been written down for us in His inspired Bible.  God’s voice is in those words.

When you’re faced with difficult situations – when life seems to be smacking you alongside the head – when you feel that everyone and everything is against you, find some quiet time to be alone with God.  You can do that by communicating your words to Him through prayer.  His Holy Spirit will even intercede when you don’t feel you have the right words.  Then search the scriptures.  Ransack the Bible, because in that book you will hear God’s voice.

 

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As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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15 Responses to THE VOICE OF GOD

  1. Mama Duck says:

    Amen. A wonderful reminder to pray continually always-but especially to get quiet with Him in the difficult situations.

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  2. Lifetime Chicago says:

    Much of my writing is given to God…I wrote an article for teachers that were on the verge of striking. I had been there, done that and I had to be careful of timing, emotion and finally he said yes…write and post. That article was seen by over 600 throughout the district and it was only a week or two later, that the board agreed to the teachers requests. A lot of people do not understand how powerful he works

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  3. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

    Amen!! There were actually a few times that God actually spoke to me. It was just like the Bible described, a still small voice and it was like a wind that went by.

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  4. hamjames561 says:

    The spirit surpasses all understanding, thanks atimetoshare

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  5. Thank you, Kathy, and an AMEN to your and Paul’s experiences in your communion with the Lord.
    Blessings.

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