by Jennifer AlLee
Isn't it funny how God brings things to mind at the strangest times? Like now... it's 1:44 AM and I'm typing up this devotion because God basically woke me up and reminded me that I forgot to do it.
We all have that still, small voice that speaks to us. Sometimes, it's a whisper, a gentle nudge to move us in the right direction. Sometimes, it's a shout loud enough to wake us up in the middle of the night.
It's always been challenging for me to know when the voice in my head is God talking, and when it's my own wishful thinking. Praying usually clears that up. But there have been times when I was absolutely sure I was doing what God wanted me to, but the end result was less than perfect. That doesn't necessarily mean I was out of God's will. I believe there are times when the result isn't what God's after; He's more interested in our willingness to be obedient and do as he says.
The Bible is full of people who obeyed God, but didn't necessarily get the results they expected. David had to hide from King Saul. Elijah hid in a cave. John the Baptist lost his head. None of these men were perfect, but they did their best to listen for God's voice, and then do as they were told.
I actually remembered that I needed to write this post about half a dozen times in the last two days. But I put it off. And I put it off. Then I put it off again. If I'd listened the first time, God wouldn't have needed to drop a proverbial brick on my head and drag me out of bed (although I'm still in bed, and writing on my laptop... but you get the picture).
The point I'm getting at is this: God speaks to us all the time. The next time he speaks to you, listen up the first time. Then get a good night's sleep.
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