Get in the habit of saying, "Speak Lord", and life will become a romance. Every time circumstances press in on you, say, "Speak Lord", and make time to listen. -Oswald Chambers
Yesterday I was at lunch with a couple of people from church and our Pastors Mike and Laurie. I don't really remember what brought it on, but Pastor said something to the effect of... if only Adam and Eve would have talked to God. As soon as the serpent came and began to lie Eve should have said "Adam, we need to talk to God". He mentioned Saul and how under ever temptation Saul never spoke to God.
Imagine if Adam and Eve would have taken the time to speak to their Father. Everyday they spent time with God and one day something CRAZY happens. A serpent comes in saying things they'd never heard before, saying things contrary to what God had spoken to them. They should have stopped and said "Hey God, we need to talk about this".
This morning I was spending some time with the Lord and I thought about the Oswald Chambers quote and what Pastor had said.
How many of us give in to temptation, make a bad decision, go through unnecessary strife, simply because we won't call out to the Lord. Ask Him, He speaks.
If you're anyone who has been close to me for the past 3 years you know that I absolutely LOVE John 10:27 that says that we will hear God's voice. It doesn't say we might hear it, there is a chance maybe one day, it says we KNOW His voice.
When strife comes, when temptation comes, when trial comes, when the mountain is in the way. SPEAK and listen.
God wants His people to rely on Him, to cry out to Him, to ask His opinion, to hear His voice and follow His direction. Never neglect to cry out to God.
Perhaps Adam and Eve had a thought. We'll listen to the serpent now and when the coolness of day comes (when the Bible says God met with them) then we'll discuss this with God. Perhaps people have this same idea. I'll live my life throughout the day and tomorrow morning when i have my quiet time I can discuss this with God. I dare to say you're too late.
Jesus paid for 24/7 available access to the throne room of Father God. Jesus deserves what He paid for. He paid for that access so that no matter where you are, no matter what circumstances you are under, you can cry out to Daddy God and have DIRECT ACCESS TO HIM.
1 Thess 5:17 pray without ceasing.
Don't neglect to ask God to speak. Use this access. Call out to Him, rely on Him. Listen to Him.