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Walk with me to Emmaus. Tell me the things I do not know. Open my eyes to see the hidden riches, hidden away for the sons of God. Take me behind the veil and show me your wonders. Take me to Emmaus. Walk with me and teach me Your ways. Give me Your ears to hear what others cannot. Let me hear the soft calling of your Spirit and the heartbeat of Your great love. Give me Your eyes to see beyond the complacent things of this world. Let me find the miracle majesty of your hand. Give me Your understanding so I recognize wonder when I see it, even if I have to step past others who doubt and scoff. Take me to Emmaus through the narrow gate the prevents me from carrying anything with me that is not of You. Show me Your ways. Teach me, I will be taught. I want to know and receive all of Your promise. Help me to give back one hundred fold. Walk with me today. I have so much to learn.
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Remember when we talked about How To Hear God? He’s constantly talking to us. I didn’t say communicating because that implies that we heard Him and talked back. The problem is that we tend not to be listening. Then something happens that seems like a coincidence and we wonder, was that God? Our old nature stands up quickly to say officially that it was not. But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him. (1Cor 2:14) Tell your old nature to shut-up and start paying attention to coincidences. Once you decide that you will keep your eyes and ears open to God talking to you, you have to start believing in those subtle messages. If it speaks to your spirit, then you’re onto something. Respond back to Him and look for more. You’ll start to see His hand everywhere. God loves a good conversation, everyday. Tell Him first thing in the morning that you want to hear from Him and then pay attention all day. It willl start a conversation that will never end.
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Now that you have your list of promises, read it like it’s a letter from God. These are things He wants to do for you. Claim them as promises. Remind God that He promised. If you get a word that you brush aside, or never believe, chances are great that you never will see it fulfilled. God’s promises are true. You can trust them. But you need to give life to them by believing them and expecting them to happen. I get excited every time I read through my list. I can’t wait to see these things start to happen. They may not happen for years, but I’m still excited and I thank God all the time for what He’s promised. He’s so generous because He wants to be real in my life. And the more I believe Him for, the more He’ll do for me, in me, and through me.
When ever you get a prophetic word, write it down immediately so you don’t forget any part of it. If you can record it even better. If you do record it, transcribe it. There’s something about hearing, writing, and seeing it that helps you understand it better. Pull out the key words and phrases and list them. Then group them by subject. I date them as well. By grouping the key words together, you can see how God has repeatedly given you the same promise over time. If you’ve had several prophetic words over the years, you’ll have an astonishing list of promises that will bring a smile to your face every time you read it. Ok, so I have my list, now what?
We know that God talks to us all the time. It’s His desire to see you mature and fully equipped to be who you were meant to be. Sometimes He uses other people to help you along the way. 1 Corinthians 14 talks about the need and relevance of prophecy in the church. God can speak to other people who can give you His thoughts about you. It is truly amazing to hear how loving and generous He is. Humbling, in fact. You may be tempted to not believe it. That would be the enemy trying to rob you of blessing. Dismiss it. Even if the word is beyond the scope of your reality, receive it and hold on to it. In the next part, I’ll talk about what to do with it.
I don’t know why I was surprised to learn that God wants to talk to me. But when you stop and think about it, He set up a plan for us to connect with Him through Jesus’ death on the cross. It was a huge move on His part, just to let us go directly to Him. If He was willing to do all that, why wouldn’t He want to talk to me now, today. It makes sense.
So, exactly how is He talking to me? Well, it turns out that He has all kinds of languages, and not just the kind that we speak. He will use any form of communication that we have—whatever we see, hear, feel, or think. He uses scripture a lot because He wrote it. Those verses that jump off the page? That’s Him talking. Keep a journal and write them down and date them. Go back and read them and see what He’s telling you. Next post, more ways God talks to you.
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