God spoke to me awhile back and it was pretty amazing how it happened. One morning I was reading my bible and spoke to me.
I was reading in the book of Isaiah and came across a scripture that stood out. I decided to write it down in my journal.
God Spoke to Me
Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness.
(See Isaiah 43:18-19NIV bible)
Why This Scripture Spoke to Me
Recently I had been in a place of facing rejection, or at least what felt like rejection. Although I had been a Christian for a long time, I began to wander in my relationship with God.
Meanwhile, I stopped going to church. I wasn’t spending time in the word or praying like I needed to.
This lasted for a couple of years. Even so, God was working in my heart. He was reawakening my desire to be in a relationship with him. He put it on my heart to go back to church.
As a result, I started growing closer to him again, and good things were happening in my relationship with him. However, I was still lacking in my relationship with other believers.
Wanting to Fit In
I wanted to fit in at this church. My desire was to get connected and find my place in ministry. I wanted a place to belong.
Because God is so good and cares for me he gave me a few friendships while I was there.
However, it wasn’t long before I realized this church wasn’t going to be the one I could call home.
Even so, I knew he has good plans for me. God spoke to me and let me know He would restore what I was losing there with something even better, and he did!
It was time to see what God had planned for me in this new place. My first day there I went with two friends, one of them being my best friend of over twenty years.
I had to use the restroom before the service. They went on ahead of me and got seated. I entered the sanctuary and scanned the room for them.
The person working in the sound both noticed me looking around, and asked if he could help me find a seat.
I let him know I was looking for my people. He said, “We can all be your people!” That simple statement meant so much to me considering I was searching for a place to belong.
I quickly spotted my friends and let him know I had found them. And went to join them. This was the beginning of stepping into the plan God had for me.
A New Plan
Now it’s time to move ahead in what I’m saying. This church was to be my home, the place to find my people and make connections.
On the morning of September 15th of this year, I was reading my bible and God spoke to me through two scriptures.
I believe it was the beginning of a new chapter in my life. For now, I’m just going to share one of them.
The first scripture I mentioned was Isaiah 43:18-19 Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness.
What this means to me is that I no longer needed to remember what I felt went wrong or the rejection I felt before.
It was time I look ahead and keep my eyes on Jesus and what he was doing in my life in this season.
To Cooperate with God or Not
God gave me this scripture for a reason and was trying to tell me something, now it was up to me to trust him or not.
It says right there in the scripture, do you not perceive it?
We can release his plan for our lives by no longer thinking about the things of the past, and believe that he has a good plan for our future.
What we think about eventually comes out of our mouth. We can’t change what we speak about unless we do something about our thoughts.
Stop Living in The Past
It’s time to stop mentally living in the past and come into agreement with God. Once we make that decision what we speak will agree with what he says.
His word says I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13.)
That doesn’t mean we can do anything we want. It means we can do anything he assigns us to do. We don’t have to keep looking at the past.
In conclusion, God makes a way in the wilderness of our lives. He leads us to new things and gives us the strength and ability to see it through as we place our trust in him.
Jesus loves us and wants to speak to us. We are so blessed, we can learn to hear from him!
You Can Hear From God
In the hustle and bustle of today’s busy world, sometimes it’s hard enough to hear yourself think, much less take a minute to stop and listen for the voice of God. But learning to recognize God’s voice and the many ways in which He speaks is vital for following His plan and enjoying the happy, confident life that’s in store for you.
Joyce Meyer will show you how God reaches out to people every day, seeking to bless them with His guidance and love. She reveals the ways in which God delivers His Word and the benefits of asking God for a greater ability to hear His voice. Joyce asks the question, “Are you listening?” and shares practical ways how you can do just that
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