Hearing from God

“After the wise men had gone, an angel from the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream…” (Matt 2:13)

I have never been one of those people who hears the voice God speak to them until recently. It seems that God is more interested in talking to me in my sleep and waking me up then me getting a full night’s rest. In the Bible there are countless stories of the men and women of God hearing from him through their dreams. For me, I wake up wide awake with ideas and thoughts that I had not been thinking about then I went to bed earlier that night. It is as if God knows that I am under a deadline to produce a sermon because he always seems to be speaking to me when I am working on message prep. Being a communicator of God’s word is not easy and requires a lot of time and work. Perhaps God speaking to me in the early hours of the morning is his way of blessing me and affirming what I am doing. I would not of expected that I would be a teaching pastor so early in my ministry career but I am starting to see that God has been preparing me for this role for some time. I know that I am not as polished as I would like to be and I have a lot to learn and improve upon but I feel that I am, perhaps for the first time, listening to the voice of God because he is speaking to me clearer than ever before. He who has ears let me here.!

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