Life is all about relationships and sustaining our relationships in life requires that we communicate with each other in an effective manner at all times. Just as good communication is central to our human to human relationship, so it is that, it is at the very heart of sustaining our relationship with God. Communication with God is not a one way street whereby we do all the talking at Him instead of to Him but more about ensuring we have clarity of His purpose for our lives through actively listening to what He has to say to us in His entire mode and style of communication with us. We can only have and enjoy a meaningful relationship with God if we let Him get a word in and not habitually talk at Him all the time. Our communication with God will only be effective communication if we are full of stillness in our mannerism of conversations with Him and we humbly listen attentively with our spiritual ears to His own responses. It is only through our actively listening to what God has to say to us that we will end up with His intended understanding and clarity of purpose and not with an outcome of fleshy misunderstanding.
It is unrealistic to think that God who is Word itself does not speak. If we as mortals speaks and communicate through speaking then it is totally unrealistic for us to think that, God who is Word, Immortal and Creator of all does not speak. God speaks and His Word is both spirit and life (John 6:63). God's Word is the activator, developer and sustainer of our faith and His Word made flesh is Christ Jesus (John 1:1-14, Romans 10:17). Therefore, none can have any Godly approved faith outside of hearing, believing and obeying God's Word manifested in the form and Person of Jesus Christ.
God as Word speaks and communicate with us in various ways and manners. For instance, God speaks and communicate with us through dreams, our natural world circumstances, His chosen elects, believe it or not through His active silence and also through His still small voice. God as our Father desires that we listen, hear and understand His chosen line of communication with us. For it is only through understanding it, that we can follow and obey His perfect instructions for our lives to the honour and glory of His holy name.
Often times we expect God to speak or manifest Himself in our situations by His fire power or in form of a tornado force. But surprisingly His answer or responses to our cry for help might actually come in the form of His still small voice. And unless we are still, it will be impossible for us to hear, see, recognise and understand God's still small voice response to us let alone act on it.
You might be reading this today and thinking God is not listening to you let alone hearing you. The truth is, He is in fact listening and He can hear you. The question however is are you listening to what He has been saying to you all this while through your dreams, natural life situations, His chosen elects, His Word in the Bible, etc?
God's help and answer does not always come as we naturally expect that it would. But whichever way or manner He chooses to respond to our cry for help, it is in fact the exact thing we need to get us from where we are to where He purpose for us to be. Be rest assured today that not only is it that God is hearing you, He has in fact been speaking and trying to communicate with you. He is actually speaking to you today through this post. And if you can just be still for a moment and listen with your spiritual ears, you will begin to hear, recognise and understand His still small voice answers and responses to your entire cry for His help. Be still and know that God is always and forever the Almighty, All-able, All-glorious, All-execellent, All- powerful from eternity to eternity the All-in-all everlasting God.
1 Kings 19:11-12
"And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord.
And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake:
And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice".
Pastor Olabisi was a mother, Senior Pastor, Evangelist, Prophet,Teacher, Psalmist, Author, Writer, Publisher and a Housing Practitioner.
She set up Encouraged by God as a means of encouraging and strengthening the faith of Christians everywhere.
Lived and died in Christ, 06 October 2016, aged 49 years old.