Do you know that when we are obedient to the voice of God, He takes us on the wildest, most amazing adventures?
“‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams." Acts 2:17
The Holy Spirit is God’s postman. He comes to deliver the voice of God to us in powerful ways! When you begin to recognize God’s voice, not just hear it, extraordinary things start to happen.
I know this first hand.
Since I gave my life to Christ, I always wondered who my wife would be. I prayed, journaled, talked to my mentors, and focused on it so much. It wasn’t until I came to a place of understanding that God is and can be enough for me. EVEN IF I didn’t meet “The One.” I understand that this is easier said than done.
The beautiful part of this story is that shortly after surrendering my search and focusing on trying to find my wife, God showed up and showed off in a big way.
Years ago, I was leading worship at a college ministry event and about 60 young adults showed up.
We were in a small dark theater room on the college campus and you couldn’t really see the crowd — At this point I had been 100% focused on God for 3 months.
We were about half way through the night when all of a sudden God highlighted (and I mean literally highlighted— there were no actual lights on the crowd) a girl worshipping in the crowd that was on fire for Jesus. This came to be quite the distraction making me almost forget the lyrics I was singing and the guitar parts I was supposed to be playing. I heard God say “That’s her” and from that moment, my life was forever changed. This moment led to me getting coffee with this girl that week, 3 days in a row and I guess you can say the rest is history. That girl is now my wife and my best friend in the whole world. I say all of this BECAUSE I was obedient to God’s voice. Maybe not at first or maybe not in the most perfect way, but God knew my heart. Having a wife was my GOD DREAM and he blew my expectations out of the water.
What’s your God dream? What is God telling you to lay down to focus on him?
I can tell you from first hand experience that God wants the best for you and the second you lay down your expectations, align your focus on God, not only hearing God’s voice but KNOWING God’s voice, He is going to show up, through His word, through a still small voice, or heck even a moment where he highlights a pretty girl in the crowd, because we know that His word is true:
“This is what I will do in the last days—I will pour out my Spirit on everybody and cause your sons and daughters to prophesy, and your young men will see visions, and your old men will experience dreams from God.”
God, thank you for the God dreams you place in our hearts. I pray right now for anyone that is searching for your voice, seeking to know your face, and wanting to know more of you in this season. I pray that you would show up and show off in their life and mine. Thank you for your Holy Spirit. Thank you that we can read of times in the Bible where you did amazing things and that those same amazing things can still AND WILL happen today. God I pray that we would be obedient to you. I pray that we will pray big and bold prayers knowing that you will hear us. I pray that we would continue to seek you in all things and surrender our full hearts to you. Thank you that you would blow our expectations out of the water and that you would continue to do what only YOU can do. We lean on you now and forever. You are good, you are faithful, and you are the best Father. We love you so much. In Jesus’ name, Amen!
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