DID GOD SAY?
One of the most tried and true weapons that Satan uses against us is this question: “Did God really say…”
He started way back in the Garden of Eden; it worked, so why look for something else?
There are numerous variations on this:
“He didn’t really mean…”
“That’s too good to be true.”
“That was for Bible times; God doesn’t do that today.”
“God doesn’t talk to you.”
Some are more subtle:
The truth is, God talks to us all the time. He wants to say things to us more than we want to listen. He speaks through Scripture, prophetic words, dreams, vision, “coincidences” and inward impressions.
How do we attract the word of the Lord?
Be good stewards of what He has already spoken.
The only one who can protect and keep words that God has given to you is…you. That’s your job.
I used to have a pastor who taught that we should not hold onto words that were given years ago. They are “old wine.” That actually is not in line with Scripture. Abraham had to hold to God’s promise of a son for twenty-five years. I would say that is a while.
I have decided that part of my Lenten discipline this year will be to write out words that God has given me so that I can be more faithful.
My challenge to you is this:
Write down at least one Bible verse that has been important in your life.
Now, write down at least one personal word God has given you, through a vision, dream, prophetic word, impression, coincident…
What seem to be the barriers to receiving these words and appropriating them? Ask God to help you lay down anything that gets in your way.
Put these two words where you can read them often. Choose one thing you can do to respond to each one.
May the words you have heard from God be more real; may they come to fruition.