God is not silent!

by Brenda Kuseski

At this point in the life of Faith Church, we clearly need to hear from God about His direction, and His unfailing care for His people.  The Bible shows us that our God always desires to communicate with us, to keep us in a close, loving relationship with Him.  In Preach It, Teach it, by Dr. Roger Barrier, we find an intriguing  list of some of the ways in which God speaks into the lives of His people:   

                          

The Bible (Psalms 119:105)                          

The Angel of the Lord (Genesis 22:10-11)

Jesus Christ (Hebrews 1:1-3)

Bushes (Exodus 33:18-19)

Sign and Wonders (Acts 3:6-7)

Angels (Luke 1:26-28)

Tests (Judges 6:36-38)

Preachers and Prophets (Acts 11:27-28)

Godly People (Proverbs 8:32-34)

God’s Glory (Exodus 33: 18-19)

Children at Bedtime (I Samuel 3:8-9)

Circumstances (Acts 16:6-8)

The Creation (Romans 1:20)

Reasons (Isaiah 1:18)

Donkeys (Numbers 22:30)

Dreams (Joel 2:28)

Failures (Matthew 26:75)

Visions (Joel 2:28)

His own quiet voice (I Kings 19:12,13)

 

“When we seek God, His Holy Spirit speaks to us.  He does so in many ways:  through the stories and verses in the Bible, through the testimony of all Jesus said and did, through others’ testimonies today, through signs and wonders, through tests that come our way.  He speaks through people, through our children at bedtime and in the course of the day.  He can draw us near to Himself through Christian television, radio, and music.  He speaks through His Creation, through preachers and prophets, and all of life’s circumstances… if we let Him.  The Holy Spirit brings to our minds passages of Scripture for certain occasions and He gives us words to speak to others when they need it.  He has been known to speak through donkeys, burning bushes, and angels.  I’m sure you can think of many more ways His Spirit speaks to us today—why not start a list of the occasions and ways in which you hear from Him? “ 

 

Becky WarnerComment