Did God Speak to Me This Morning?

Is He speaking to you too?

Janis Cox
May 17 · 4 min read
Bible Art by Janis Cox

“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12, NIV).

I read my Bible daily. Today God spoke to me strongly through His word and through prayer. This is what happened.

Today I read these words from Zechariah 4:6

“‘Not by might, not by power, but by my Spirit,’ said the Lord Almighty”(NIV).

“‘You can’t force these things, they only come about through my Spirit’, says God-of the-Angel Armies” (The Message).

Bible art by Janis Cox

Then I read verse 10

“Does anyone DARE [my emphasis] despise this day of small beginnings” (NIV).

“Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin.. “(NLT).

Where is this leading?

We are working toward something. We have God behind us. We are prayer warriors.

We are working toward revival.

The Lord gave me three words this morning

Dynamic Incredible Appropriate

I looked them up in Merriam Webster:

Dynamic:

marked by usually continuous and productive activity or change

Incredible

too extraordinary and improbable to be believed

Appropriate

especially suitable or compatible

What do you see?

This is what I see.

Dynamic

What we as Christians need to be: be dynamic.

We need to work hard on studying, and writing what God is speaking to us about. Continuous — keep at it. We might need to change tactics — as God leads. Our activity needs to be productive.

Incredible

What God will be: be incredible.

The God-of-the-Angel-Armies will move the mountains. He will build the city. Remember how Jerusalem and the wall were built? — brick by brick.

But God makes the impossible possible.

So keep praying. Keep expecting to see God intervene, to open doors, to be present in all we do.

Appropriate

How do we act? write? connect? — appropriately.

“Earn a reputation for living well in God’s eyes and the eyes of the people” (Proverbs 3:4, The Message).

I think as Christians we have wandered far away from God’s Word.

I think some Christians have tried with their might and their power (and their money) to do God’s work. But I think it’s the other Christians — us — those who have no strength or power, that God will work through.

But we have to act “appropriately”.

We must rely totally on God — for our words and actions.

Today I also read Proverbs 3:7

These verses tie together.

“Do not be wise in your own eyes, fear the Lord and shun evil” (NIV).

“Don’t assume that you know it all. Run to God! Run from evil!” (The Message).

Words from The Message. Background from YouVersion.

Our job is to be dynamic

As Christians, we will continue to study His Word, to listen to His Voice and to work, with diligence, patience and fortitude to speak what He tells us to say.

Our job is to act appropriately

Don’t be afraid to voice what He says, but do it appropriately — suitable — and to me, that means always in love, never in put-downs, never with hatred.

God’s job is to do the impossible

We need to leave all the rest to God. He will do the impossible.

Calling all Believers

Will you be DYNAMIC?

Will you let God do the INCREDIBLE?

Will you act APPROPRIATELY at all times?

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