Theme – What has God Said?
Today – What has God said through others?
Scripture – Exodus 18:13-27, acts 8:26-39
One of the benefits of a community of faith and a network of other Christ-followers (maybe at work or extended family) is that you have some Godly people in your life that the Holy Spirit will use to speak into your current situation. We’ve all had those moments where those in our spiritual circles come alongside and give us direction. You’ve also, most likely, had those God moments where a stranger has been used to bring truth, encouragement or conviction into your life; those moments seem to appear from nowhere and yet you recognize that God has spoken into your life the very thing you needed.
The question to you now Is this; how has God used others to speak into your life and/or church in the last 100 days?
In the Exodus passage above, you have an illustration of intentional voices who speak into the lives of others. The people come to Moses for direction, and God leads Moses to tell the people what they need to hear. We all have intentional voices in our lives, people that we have an ongoing, intentional relationship with, whom God can use to speak into our lives.
In the Acts 8 passage above, we see a random voice speak into the life of the Ethiopian. Here was a stranger in Philip, whom God has directed to that moment, to speak truth into the Ethiopian’s life. I know I’ve had those random voices I’ve never met before (the former mayor of Kitchener and the owner of a U-Haul dealership), who God used to speak to me what I needed to hear at that time.
Review the past 100 days of your life, what intentional and random voices have spoken what you need to hear from the Lord regarding your life and Hope Fellowship?
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Father, thank You for giving us the “one anothers” in our lives who encourage us and build us up. Help me to recognize Your voice when You choose to deliver a message to me through another believer. Use me as a voice of encouragement and as a speaker of truth to others as well. Oh God, speak to me, for I am eager to hear Your voice. Amen.