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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Hearing From Jesus John 12:27

Hearing From Jesus   Psalm John 12:27

Quite often I wake up with a song in my heart.  Before all the noise and duties of the day get rolling. In my mind I can hear the voice of my spirit and Gods Spirit in me singing.  There is a song  that I have known for 25 yrs that I woke up with the other day.

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul. - Psalm 143:8 NIV

This is a spirit led prayer of asking God to show me the way I should go. One time he answered on a  Monday morning.  Really early Marianne popped up from a deep sleep and declared that we had missed cleaning one of our jobs over the weekend. There was just enough time for me to go down and get it finished before their business opened. God spoke to her in her thoughts and God showed me the way to go that morning. The song that I have sung over and over  from Psalm 143:8   was a prayer that God answered through my wife.

One time when I had really failed on an installation of a floor I cried out to God. I was sick over it and had to trust Jesus.   It was time for me to cast all my anxiety and care on him so I could sleep that Sunday night.  “Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.”   1 Peter 5:7 NLT  When I went to the  flooring supplier  Monday morning every thing worked out for the good.  

Another recent experience happened  while I was burning a brush pile.  The wind picked up  and the fire got out of control. It burnt about 250 acres. The day after that we were working at a cleaning job when an officer called to tell me that my pickup rolled down a hill and sheared off  a power pole.  I was asking, "why Lord?" Then I realized that no one condemned me!  Not the firemen, not even the property owners. With the pickup  there was also no accusation  against me. Not from my wife, neither the police and none of the neighborhood people that could been injured or killed. Later insurance adjusters contacted me and there were no judging that came from them either.  So I had to go figure, if none of these people  are condemned me, then is Jesus condemning me?

 “When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, "Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?" She said, "No one, Lord." And Jesus said to her, "Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more." John 8:10,11 NKJV

There was also some strong thoughts in my mind that Jesus wants me to be more careful.

Many times God has answered in a way that I could hear and understand him; even though I did not hear a voice.  The  goal of this "Soul Food" blog has been to merely testify of various things that the Master has spoken to me in this life.  Some times through the scriptures. Other times through people.  Many times it is through  life's experiences that I learn what he is saying to me. It is also the small still voice that Jesus Promised.  "My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.  John 10:27 NKJV   May we have ears to hear, what the Spirit is speaking. G.W.