Greetings in the Matchless Name of Jesus Christ!
We started with stick markings in cave-based dwellings and from there to Egyptian hieroglyphics. We went from ancient smoke signals to Morse Code and then from carrier pigeons to the Pony Express. The railroad was unique. But, U.S. Postal, UPS and FED-EX makes it complete! We initiated CB radios and graduated to beepers, and then from two-way pagers to GPS systems. Alexander Graham Bell had long since invented the telephone. But, now we have the infamous cell phone. What do they all have in common? These devices represent methods of communication and delivery.
No matter how we advance in our methods of communication or how we design “iron-clad” systems of delivery, it means nothing if we can’t hear from God! Friends, you or someone near and dear to you may be experiencing a period of suffering, mixed with sadness or feelings of loneliness. Perhaps, you may even be in a season of good health, joy and peaceful contentment. Whatever the case, we must all ensure that we never hinder our communication with God. All of the devices above are excellent until there is a break in communication or static on the line. With man-made inventions, communication is sometimes uncertain. But, with God it’s neveruncertain. You may be saying, “How do I know if God is talking to me?” Well, God chooses different methods of communicating with His people. God knows all of us individually and collectively. So, the method He uses to gain your attention may differ from mine.
But, there is one sure way of always knowing when He is speaking to you. God chooses to speak to us through His WORD, the Holy Bible. Chances are that if you are not a consistent bible reader or actively engaged in regular organized bible study, then you may have a challenging time attempting to discern what God is actually saying to you. Prayer is a powerful tool of communication. But, your prayers and my prayers are only “One-Way” communication unless we learn how to listen to God.
We learn to hear from God by studying God’s Habits, God’s Ways, and then we become wise enough to learn of His will for our lives and eventually walk accordingly. So, if you really want to hear from God, know what God’s will is for your life or even develop an “Up-Close and Personal” relationship with God, then I have a prescription for you today. Begin by making a commitment to connect with God through His Son, Jesus Christ and allow the Holy Spirit to guide you to all truth. Now, I ask you, “Can You Hear Me Now?”
Yours in Christ,
Impacting Lives for the Cause of Christ!
Kedric L. McKnight
Rev. Kedric L. McKnight is the founder and Senior Pastor of the New Life Bible Fellowship Church. Weekly he shares motivational articles and insights with members and friends,