His "soft" voice
Have U heard it ? ---- He whispers in ways U can't describe , U can tell when He speaks for His words always line up with Holiness, His Kingdom , and His Word.
His voice always comes with peace -- prayer precedes His speaking , seeking God's glory insures we are "hearing aright" ------ and confirmation thru His Word , The Living Word and the Holy Spirit bears witness ---------
His voice sometimes prompts U to be extra kind to a certain person
His voice sometimes says to be "quiet" when standing around the coffee machine
His voice sometimes says "get up" and walk down the street
Years ago when pastoring, I had a long hard day and got home from visiting a saintly mother of Israel that was dying -- I arrive home around 11 pm. on a dark rainy saturday nite .
My wife said that a friend that I had led to the Lord 2 years earlier was on his way up with his wife as he was having a difficult time in his marriage (she was not a saved woman at the time). Well, this friend never was up in these mountains in NH and didn't know how to get where we lived , he asked my wife for the best way to our home but she couldn't help him and he said he was leaving and would try and find us --
Exhausted from a long day, eyes were bloodshot from drivng from the hospital, I went to bed at 11:30, at 11:45 The Lord stirred within me to pray for John, my wife said whats wrong as I stood at the parsonage door and looked out on a pouring rain -- I said it's about John and I prayed, my wife said come back to bed -- he will get in ok --
At 12 midnite the Lord "impressed" upon me to get up and drive down the road - I got up and my wife said what are U doing , I said " The Lord wants me to drive down the road "
In my car driving down Rt. 10 for about 7 miles in the dark with bloodshot eyes in the pouring rain I approached the intersection of Rt. 25 out of Plymouth N.H. -- and at the exact point of the intersection a car came out of the darkened road and it was my friend and his wife --
Our cars met in that intersection "guided" by The ONE WHO cares for our every need.
John and I opened our windows , he nodded and I did and he followed me back to the parsonage.
The next day John told me that he was so lost in those dark mountains , that he prayed at 11:45 for God to help him --- frantic by midnite, he prayed for God to send someone to guide him.
Their marriage survived and his wife later was wonderfully saved ( I didn't have anything to do with that ) ---
Too many people say "God told them" I don't buy into that , but I do know that God will direct His children, if we go slow, line everything up with the Word , and is in accordance with glory for His Kingdom ---
"thoughts of yesteryear"