When someone asks me to sign our book, Never Let Go, I have always written this scripture under my name: Isaiah 64:4, “Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him.”
Paul quotes Isa. 64:4 to the church in Corinth. “However, as it is written: ‘No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him.’”
Then look what Paul says in verse 10: “BUT God has revealed it to us by his Spirit.”
The mystery of God has been revealed to us as believers in Jesus Christ, wisdom that God hid until the time was right for Jesus to come to earth. Paul wrote in Colossians 1:20, “and through Him to reconcile to Himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.”
When Mac was in rehab 30 years ago, I was driving across the lake going to see him for the first time since he had confessed his struggles and said yes to God. I heard a voice clearly say to me, “You are going to tell your story to people.” My knees went weak and I could barely push the gas pedal. I said out loud, “Where did that come from? I’m not telling our story! Mac is going to get well and we are going to live the white picket fence fairy tale everybody else is living!”
Then I heard it again, “You are going to tell your story to many, many people.” I said, “I don’t know what this means but I will trust it’s going to be ok.”
When I tell that story some have said to me, “I wish God would speak to me like that.”
God wants to speak to you. There is so much noise in this world with social media, billboards, magazines and TV pulling us in all directions that we must slow down, be still and listen to God. How do you do that?
If you will read and soak up His Word everyday, you will hear God speak to you! Also by sharing and growing with other believers, you will grow in discernment in what God is saying to you.
In Celebrate Recovery, we take Step 5 and confess our wrongs to God, to ourselves and to another human being so that we may be healed. (James 5:16 NIV)
Jesus said, “Happy are the pure in heart; they will see God!” (Matthew 5:6 GNT)
So as we confess our sins and pray for one another we will find healing in our broken lives and our hearts will grow in purity.
The more you read God’s love letter to you, the more you will grow in purity and holiness. The more you listen to God, you will hear Him speak to you!
He is just waiting to share many wondrous things with you!
“Let me see clearly so that I may take in the amazing things coming from Your law.” (Psalm 119:18 Voice)