I was speaking with a missionary friend of mine yesterday about what to speak on when I go on the mission field this year. He said, "I really recommend you give your testimony about journaling and hearing God's voice. That is very powerful. Since I heard you share that I've shared that testimony in many places."
A few years ago I went to help a friend who was planting a church in San Antonio. While we were standing in the airport I was sharing with him about what I was planning to teach at his church. Somehow I mentioned something that the Lord had spoken to me and he said, "You should teach that!" "What?" I asked. He said, "You should teach the people down here about hearing God's voice. That would really help." I did end up speaking on that and my friend said it was one of the best messages he'd heard. It was very practical.
But to me these things are normal. Talking to God and hearing Him speak to me in my heart is the way Christianity is supposed to work.
John 10:3 The watchman opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.
Joh 10:4 When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice.
Joh 10:5 But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger's voice."
When I was 13 yrs old my brother shared with me how to journal by listening to God's voice. It has made an awesome difference in my life.
God has been my faithful friend.
I'm sharing this testimony tonight at our Friday Night Meeting over at Christ Community Church in Wheaton, 602 Geneva at 7pm.
If you can make it come on out. If not, check back here and read through some older posts to learn more.
God bless you