For the past several weeks I have been participating in a Bible Study authored by Priscilla Shirer entitled, He Speaks to Me. When I began this study, there had not really been a time in my life that I could say God had spoken to me. As I listened to the testimonies in our group, I realized that this is something that I have never experienced in my walk with the Lord.
About five weeks into the study, I attended the Women of Faith conference along with some friends whom I had invited to go with me. During the conference, God provided in some amazing ways, but the most exciting moment came when I very clearly heard God’s voice. Through His Spirit, He prompted me to pray for one of my friends-out loud!
This was something that I was not accustomed to but I knew He was urging me to be obedient. And as I began to pray, the words fell like raindrops and the boldness with which I prayed was not my own. I was so excited to get home and tell my study group that God is faithful.
I have spent the last five weeks learning to listen for His voice and this weekend, He honored the desire of my heart. As I shared with the ladies, I had the privilege of beginning my testimony with, “God spoke to me!”
“The Lord came and stood there, calling as at the other times, ‘Samuel! Samuel!’ Then Samuel said, ‘Speak, for your servant is listening.’”
– 1 Samuel 3:10 (NIV)
“Awesome God, what a privilege it is to have a relationship with You! I long to hear Your voice and pray that You will continually teach me to be a better listener. Speak to me in the area of…”