God Talks to People, Are You Crazy???
I was watching the Bill OíReilly program during the first week of January and he started discussing Pat Robertson. Every year Mr. Robertson spends some time in the mountains praying to God and asking him about the coming year. Sometimes the events happen, but sometimes they donít. Mr. OíReilly intimated that Mr. Robertson must be crazy if he thinks God talks to him. Then he and his guest chuckled a little bit.
If God does not talk to people, how was the bible written? OíReilly says he believes in the bible, but he doesnít believe God can talk to men. Thatís an impossible situation. How does he think the men who wrote the bible knew what to write, by osmosis?
Letís look at the bible and see what God has to say.
I Kings 19:9-12
9 And there he went into a cave, and spent the night in that place; and behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and He said to him, "What are you doing here, Elijah?"
10 So he said, "I have been very zealous for the LORD God of
hosts; for the children of
11 Then He said, "Go out, and stand on the mountain before the LORD." And behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake;
12 and after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice. (NKJ)
Therefore, we found out that God talks to you. Maybe some of his children do not know how to listen, so they think no one knows how to listen. God does not talk in a loud audible voice, but in a still small voice. Could God talk to you in an audible voice?† God can do anything.
So how does God talk to you? Usually he talks to you in your mind. Did you ever start thinking about a friend and called them on the telephone, and after talking to them realize they needed someone to talk to? When I was younger in the Lord, I thought I was really smart. Then I found out it was the Holy Spirit telling me things. The more you listen to God, the more He uses you. Just be sure to praise God and always give Him the glory.
God uses shopping with me. Iíll start thinking I need something and when I get to the store, Iíll see someone I know.† After talking to them, Iíll realize God sent me. This is another way God talks to you.
When you are thinking about one thing and an idea pops into your head about something completely different, thatís God. God doesnít only talk to you about spiritual things. You may think this is silly, but once when I was teaching seventh grade math in a new school, I had several visual learners. Therefore, I used an overhead. My overhead was on a tall cart. I tried to get a shorter cart but they didnít have one, so I had to stand instead of being able to sit down and teach. After teaching this way for about six months, one day I heard in my mind, why donít you buy a taller stool? I knew it wasnít my idea, it was God.
What kind of father would God be if He didnít communicate with His children? Think of your relationship with your earthly father. What if you talked to him all the time but he never responded, what kind of a relationship would that be? Your heavenly Father is the same way. He communicates with you all of the time. If you did not realize God has been trying to communicate with you, all you have to do is listen and then praise Him.