God speaking

Lately, I feel like God has been speaking to me through everyday things. I don’t mean that Jesus appears on the face of an iron* or anything like that. (to me that’s just a little crazy and made up) However, I’ve found that when I go about my everyday tasks God will use them as teaching resources. Take yesterday afternoon, for example. I had been walking by the dishwasher all day, avoiding unloading it, because I didn’t want to have to put all the dishes away and reload the dishwasher. I really don’t like putting everything away and would much rather just load and reload it. So, finally I just had to do it so that I could free up some sink space (this wasn’t very long since there are so many people here using dishes!) and I opened the dishwasher to find that it was already empty. I didn’t have to unload it and put everything away. Instead of putting it off I could have gotten it started and freed my mind for other thoughts. How often do we do this to God. We just keep telling Him that we aren’t ready or we don’t really want to do that or even we don’t like to do that. Usually, when I find myself doing this, I can’t get the idea or command out of my head and I feel guilty. The bible tells us over and over again not to procrastinate in spreading the gospel or in being saved, because we do not know what tomorrow holds for us. Proverbs 12:24 tells us that “The hand of the diligent will rule, but the lazy man will be put to forced labor.” (NKJV) Had the dishwasher been full I still should have just done it instead of putting it off. There are some ministry opportunities in front of me (as there are everyday, yet these are bigger) and I am trying to remember this as I pray about them. Are the reasons that I have not to do these things real reasons or am I simply procrastinating and telling God no? I’m going to be praying a lot about the things in front of me and I pray that each one of you will stop putting off the things in your life that you need to take care of. God will help you if you are in His will!

*I understand that God speaks to people in different ways and not all are the same. I just don’t believe that His face showing up on material objects is a way He chooses. And…I’m not real sure what that would tell you anyway…

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