LONG BEFORE THE INTERNET

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Long before the internet, God provided a means of communication with Himself that anyone of any age can use. You don’t need any training to use it; even a child can talk to God – AND HE LISTENS AND ANSWERS.

He doesn’t send you a text. Most never hear an audible voice (though some have). He uses many ways of speaking to us, for example, Baalim, an old testament prophet, had an experience where his donkey spoke to him with a warning from God and saved his life in the exchange. Another time, Peter, an apostle (in training) of Jesus, got a clear message from a timely rooster.

Most often, He just gives us a strong ‘leading’ or a spiritual nudge in the right direction. Often this is accompanied by a tingling sensation giving us a greater assurance that it is Him speaking or leading.

The greatest way He speaks to us is through His Word, the Bible. He does this by impressing us strongly with a passage of scripture that makes sense to us of His direction for or against a decision we are about to make and about which we have asked Him for guidance about.

Prayer, the world’s greatest wireless connection. You can connect with Him anywhere, anytime (He never sleeps), in any situation. There is one thing you have to do to hear from Him – LISTEN for His voice and don’t be surprised if He speaks in an unusual way. Just be sure of this – You will know it is Him when you hear it.

HOW WILL I KNOW IT IS GOD SPEAKING?

Several points to consider:

  • He will NEVER lead you to do evil
  • Every thing He directs will agree with the Bible
  • He doesn’t shout; He speaks in a ‘still, small voice’
  • What He says brings peace
  • What He says makes sense (though sometimes we have to think carefully about it)
  • The direction He sends you in will always be evidenced with His love for you and others
  • The advice will settle the question

These are just a few of the things that help us know it is God speaking. As someone once said, “You will know in your ‘knower’.” I can’t always explain how I know it is God, I just know it.

When you test the ‘spirit’ or the feeling or the direction given, whether it makes sense in our normal way of thinking, it makes sense as we apply it to the situation.

SOME EXAMPLES

  1. “A soft answer turns away wrath”. Most try hollering louder than their opponent – How’s that working for you?
  2. “Laughter is the best medicine”. Doctors, experts in human behavior, and psychologists Tell us this is true. Laughter releases endorphins which aid in healing. So laugh a little or a lot and get healthier.
  3. When you’re down, lift someone else up and you’ll feel better in the process. Doesn’t seem to make sense when you’re the one with the deficit and need help, that by helping someone else, it helps you, but it really works.

FINAL NOTE

Though we understand that radio waves carry the sounds and messages we type, speak and send visuals by, we still really don’t know why or how it works. It’s like electricity, we say it is the movment of electrons but really don’t understand it. We use it and it works, but how and why?

It takes faith to turn on a light switch and expect a light to come on. It takes faith for me to type this post and expect it to reach millions or billions around the world, but that’s the facts, ma’am. I have faith in this natural phenomenon, but I have more faith in God. I speak to Him and He speaks to me. We’ve been doing this for over 60 years and it works every time.

And you know what? It’s fun! He is fun to talk with and sometimes I don’t even have to verbalize it, I just think it and He responds, because He knows our thoughts (the Bible says so).

So if the internet works, and it does, then prayer, which proceeded it works also and predates it.

Isn’t that marvelous?

FAITH AND FUN GETS IT DONE!

Warren happy

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2 thoughts on “LONG BEFORE THE INTERNET”

  1. Excellent medium of communication. A medium of communication that cannot break in any way. I like when you called prayer the world’s wireless communication. God does not require any wiring to listen or speak back to us. Before we start thinking about it, he knows our thought. Even when he does not speak, I know he heard. He is either saying wait or no, I am sure it is for my benefit

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    • Parameter, you got this clearly. That sign hangs over my computer to remind me how close God really is. Thanks for the response and be blessed.

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