Wednesday, December 4, 2013

HE has another way HE sometimes speaks to us…

GOD speaks through pain.  Are you acquainted with this way? 

We don’t change when we see the light, we change when we feel the heat.  None of us really like to change and so we fear what it might do to us.

We fear change and we don’t change until the pain becomes greater than the fear of change.  Once the pain is greater than the fear, we change.

GOD is interested in speaking to you and interested in having a relationship with you and loving you and you loving HIM and being able to talk about everything.  HE will even resort to this in order to get your attention.

Proverbs 20:30 (TEV), “Sometimes it takes a painful experience to change our ways.”  

Now not all of the pain is GOD speaking to you.  Not every little hurt, ache, and pain that you have is GOD.  But some of it is.  And GOD often has to use pain in order to slow us down to get our attention.

There was an All Star Basketball player who had back trouble and had a bunch of disks that went out and a pastor friend of his asked him when he was in the hospital, “Why do you think this happened?”  He said, “GOD had to lay me flat on my back to get me to look up to HIM.”  Has GOD ever had to do that to you?

Just a thought from the front porch…

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