Prime Time with God: Hearing God
By Os Hillman
TGIF Today God Is
First Volume 2, by Os Hillman
sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me" (John 10:27).
discovered a pattern in the way God speaks to me when I'm faced with major
decisions. I will spend a great deal of time seeking direction from Him and
asking Him to speak to me regarding a decision. I spend time in prayer and
Bible study. Many times I have suddenly had a rush over me with an overwhelming
feeling of His presence. The feeling is usually so intense I will begin to cry,
sometimes uncontrollably. (Thank God this doesn't happen too often, because it
is rather embarrassing in a public setting.)
I recall one
time when I was praying about whether I should make a commitment to work for a
ministry that would involve at least a one-year commitment. It seemed like the
right thing, but I was still awaiting confirmation. One morning during my quiet
time, the situation I just described came over me. It was a great release in my
spirit and confirmation of what I was to do. Two years later, I was able to look
back and see that God had led that decision which resulted in much fruit.
One night as
the famous Bible teacher F. B. Meyer stood on the deck of a ship approaching
land, he wondered how the crew knew when and how to safely steer to the dock.
It was a stormy night, and visibility was low. Meyer, standing on the bridge
and peering through the window, asked "Captain, how do you know when to
turn this ship into that narrow harbor?"
an art," replied the captain. "Do you see those three red lights on the
shore? When they're all in a straight line I go right in!"
said: "When we want to know God's will, there are three things which
always occur: the inward impulse, the Word of God, and the trend of
circumstances. Never act until these three things agree."
Today God Is
First (TGIF) devotional message, Copyright by Os Hillman, Marketplace Leaders.
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