Many people expect the voice of God to boom like a loudspeaker, but scripture tells us that He speaks in a still, small voice. To us, it seems like an impression inside.
We think, “I know I should go visit my parents. I know I shouldn’t eat so many sweets. I know I should stay home and do my schoolwork.” The “I knows” are God talking to you. Don’t ignore it. Learn to be quick to obey.
A lot of times we know what we should do, but we make excuses and reason it out. “I’ll do it later. I’m busy now.” But, we have to understand God doesn’t ask us to do it for His sake. He asks us to do it for our own sake. I’ve learned that before God will release big blessings, He will give you small tests. Too often we dismiss it and think, “Oh, that’s no big deal.” But if you don’t pass these small tests, it will keep you from the big things God has in store.
Today, don’t put off the little things that you know you should be doing any longer. Take a step of faith and obey Him. As you’re faithful in the little things and pass the small tests, He’ll lead you into the greater things He has in store for you.
“I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who abides in Me while I abide in him produces much fruit…” (John 15:5)
Did you know that God wants you to live in Him? He wants to be your source of life. He wants you to abide in Him and rely on Him for everything. He wants to be your source for strength, provision, hope and joy. Like the air you breathe, He wants you to rely on Him for your very existence.
Abiding in God begins by meditating on Him, His Word and His goodness. You stop and think about Him when you go to sleep at night. You think about Him when you first wake up. You think about His promises all throughout the day and continually fellowship with Him in prayer. You make Him your number one priority and stay connected with other believers at church. Notice what this verse says will happen when you abide in Him - you will produce much fruit! When you are connected to God, everything you set your hand to will be fruitful and blessed. Just like a branch thrives when it is connected to the vine, you’re going to thrive and be prosperous when you are connected to Almighty God.
Depend on Him today and make Him your number one priority. Abide in Him and let Him pour out His abundant favor and blessing on you all the days of your life.
Hello! I just got done with this piece and I am very pleased with it. I made this piece as a reminder to myself and as insight for others.
Sometimes when I pray, I dont feel righteous enough to talk to such a holy God. I sin everyday and it is so easy for me to feel unworthy of any good thing God can give.
I am learning to get past my feelings and instead dwell on the truth. Romans is my favorite book in the Bible because it reminds me that I am not righteous by works but I am righteous by faith in Jesus Christ :)
Please help me to trust you completely. Because sometimes, I am afraid that you will have me be confrontational, in the way that you were. I try to step back from that sometimes. I try to hide my righteousness to fit in with the world. To avoid persecution. To avoid confronting the elephant in the room.
I feel like you left me but I know that you never would. Dont do that please. I need help
Im struggling, Lord.
I feel so far away from you lately. I feel like you wont come meet me. I feel like I dont know you anymore. I feel like a bad kid that You dont want to own up to. Who are You? Who am I? I am so condemned. I prayed to you today and I still dont know you. When wilt thou come unto me?