Speak to Me

These are lyrics from a worship song. Have you ever asked this of the Lord? If so, was it a request for guidance regarding a particular issue before you? Was it a yearning for releationship where you feel a void? Was it in a moment of doubt so you would be reassured of His love and care.

This was my request or rather challenge to Him, when I was selling books door-to-door in the middle of rural Missouri. I was listening to a music tape as I drove along that my brother had mailed to me. It was great spirit filled music, but I was lonely and alone. I questioned God’s ability and will, saying to myself, “God, I’m lonely and you could have someone speak to me, but I would have to stop this car, walk up to that house and knock on the door. That instant, the music stopped and my brothers voice came on the tape. He spoke about how Elijah found Elisha out in the field plowing with twelve yolk of oxen. Elisha would not fail to break up the fallow ground, even if it took twelve yoke of oxen. I stopped the car and began to repent in tears, because I was wrong about God’s love and ability. He did care that I was lonely and He was able to speak to me through audible words of encouragement with no effort on my part and because He was willing to meet my need.

God may have been more or less dramatic regarding your cry to Him, but He does care for you and is willing to reach out to you, where ever you may be. When He speaks to you give heed, even if it is a message of discipline, it is exactly the most loving and necessary message you could hear in that moment. I think every believer has heard His voice and felt His specific lovingkindness, grace, and mercy. Yeshua said, “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.” (John 10: 27).

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Retired Journeyman
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