God’s Pursuit of Communication with You

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“The Sovereign Lord has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught” (Isa. 50:4, NIV).

The other night, I heard a preacher exclaim, “God, do You watch football?!” He was expressing his surprise over the fact that Daddy was speaking to him through the game he was watching. Similarly, yesterday I was reading an article by another minister who heard from the Lord through the horse race he was watching. And shortly after that, a dear friend of mine shared how He had spoken to her through a tv program she had on.

I have noticed a pattern. Whatever it is that has my attention, Holy Spirit will use it as a platform to speak to me through. I used to spend quite a bit of time on Twitter. During that season, He downloaded some profoundly meaningful messages to me through tweets that I viewed. These days, I prefer Instagram. Guess what He often uses to tell me things now? Yep. Instagram. Of course, He uses a whole bunch of other things too, but Instagram is one of them. This is simply because Instagram is one of the platforms that has some of my attention.

The bottom line is, God is always talking. He is an eager communicator. He delights in sharing His heart and thoughts with us, immeasurably more than we could even begin to imagine. When He finds someone who wants to listen, He is overjoyed!

So what are the pastimes that you enjoy? Have you thought about inviting Him to commune with you in the midst of them? Whatever it is that occupies your time and attention – ask Him to come into it. Ask Him to be a part. Ask for ears to hear whatever He would like to share with you as you participate together in that activity. You just might be surprised at how creative He can get, in getting His message across to you!

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In what surprising or unexpected way has God communicated with you in your day to day life?

19 thoughts on “God’s Pursuit of Communication with You

  1. Love this. He is so very ever present to us – everywhere we go (online or offline). This morning it was a song at the top of my YouTube feed that had me in tears. Only God sees our deepest needs and meets us there – this is something my heart condition keeps reminding me of.

    For the outside world it looks like there’s nothing wrong with me – only God sees the mornings it’s a huge effort to get out of bed and to press through the chest pain and lack of oxygen and the enemy’s accusations of condemnation to do simple things for my family throughout the day and to surrender what I cannot do into His hands. Only He can truly meet us in these places of need and carry us through – again and again – through His timely and rich encouragement. He is truly with us – our whole life long. His JOY is our strength:

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  2. This begins to reach “praying without ceasing,” the directing of our inner thought life to Father, and learning to listen when He speaks. Like one of Francis Schaeffer’s titles, “He Is There, And He Is Not Silent.”
    ❤️&🙏, c.a.

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