Jan. 9, 2020
Greetings Love For His People friends,
When I wrote the following Now Think On This message over five years ago in May of 2014, I was grateful for where the Lord had brought me thus far but was not wanting to just settle for what had been. I knew for me, and believing He has the same for you also, opportunities and adventures yet to be done. That there must be more.
After all, His desire for us is not to rest on our laurels, call it a day, or life, when He has more to reveal to us, desiring to use us further in His eternal purposes and plans.
As you consider where you were 5 years ago, are you content to look at your “barn” full of accomplishments, or not, and say, “This is enough.” Or are you willing to again ask the Lord for more?
I understand that after some seasons we go through we are tired, weary, and just wanting to stop doing what we have done and give it a rest. That is good, but that is not to be the stopping point.
We must have more time to listen to Him. More provision to help others. More opportunities to use the gifts, training, and skills you and I have learned, what we have been given, and continue to share that which the world needs us to impart.
We have been given so many years to run the race, endure the cross, before we sit down with Him, our Lord Jesus, in the heavenly places.
Let’s keep at it. Let’s keep walking forward. Let’s be keeping our eyes on Him, the Author and Finisher of our faith, and press on.
Read again, or read for the first time, “When God Speaks”.
Ahava and shalom,
Love For His People ministry
Charlotte, North Carolina USA
“Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!” Isaiah 6:8 NAS
What if God said something to you today, yes even today, that might totally catch you off guard? Out of the blue comes that still, small voice speaking into your spirit. You had no expectancy. No clue. No advance warning. He just spoke.
Has it happened before? Well, let’s see. Saul on the way to Damascus? Moses and the burning bush in the desert? Maybe a little more dramatic for most of us, but it happened.
So, let’s start with something more down to “our level.”
During the night, while sound asleep, a dream occurs. Normally you don’t remember your dreams, or if you do, you put it off as just another thought that just so happened to occur during the hours of 3 am – 5 am and you can only remember a few details about it.
But you do remember part of the dream where there was a movement going on in your life, and with that nighttime thought, it actually put an expectation of something good coming your way. Was it God? Was He speaking to you, catching you when you didn’t have the other 100 thoughts running through your stressed mind? Maybe so. It has happened. It will happen.
Many people hesitate to listen to God. They are afraid He will say to them, “Go to Africa.” Or maybe this, “Share your testimony with Rachel,” whom you already know would never want to know of it anyway, or so you have already told yourself many times already when the thought came.
God is speaking today. He didn’t quit speaking and creating after the six days were done. He didn’t just sit down on a big heavenly lounge chair, letting the world go on by itself, from that point forward. He is actively involved in the matters of the nations, of the cities, of the lives of each individual, whether they want to recognize Him or not. His love overrules their lack of it.
The Lord is setting up His final plans and purposes for the redemption of the nations. After sending His Only Son Jesus Christ, Yeshua HaMashiach, the first time, He has been preparing for His return. God the Father has been active in the lives of all through the centuries, revealing Himself in countless ways – through dreams, visions, His mighty acts of creation. Even through the many countless wars and unrest occurring on all the continents, God Almighty is continually trying to reach you and me. He is speaking.
And what if God spoke a directive to you today? It will be His attempt to further reveal His perfect plan, that He wants you to participate in. He is preparing for that coming movement just up the road, that is certainly coming, that you need to be involved in. Would you know of it? Would you act on it?
Would you respond as Isaiah did, when we read this, “And then I heard the voice of the Master: “Whom shall I send? Who will go for us?” I spoke up, “I’ll go. Send me!” (Isaiah 6:8, The Message)
Would you say as Mary did, “Yes, I see it all now: I’m the Lord’s maid, ready to serve. Let it be with me just as you say.” (Luke 1:38, The Message)
In order for the Lord’s will to be done, there must be a people willing to hear and obey, to go when He says go; to walk where He says walk; to speak when He says speak. To move when He says move.
Many are weary with the life they are living, or the challenges they daily face. But as my good friend Morris Ruddick says, “There is something more.” He even wrote a book with the same title. Because there is something more.
Many of you are looking for an adventure, out of the routine, and have been prepared, ready to act upon the acts of God. I know I am.
I encourage you today to be listening, to be expecting, to be watching for that rhema word, that NOW action word from the Lord – for you. And then when God speaks…
Now think on this,
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Originally published Now Think On This #147 “When God Speaks” by Steve Martin
Date: In the year of our Lord 2014 (05.01.14) Thursday at 7:45am in Charlotte, NC.
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