Throughout human history, God has been speaking to mankind in various ways. His prophets and apostles were moved by the Holy Spirit to proclaim and write His words, but His ultimate expression came through the birth of His Son Jesus Christ. Today, most believers acknowledge that God speaks primarily through Scripture, yet the voice that dictated the Bible has not ceased. Through His Holy Spirit, the Lord still communicates to every Christian who listens with an open and receptive heart.
Consider the wonder of having a God who speaks—not a distant deity who thunders orders and admonishments from heaven, but one who actually wants to have a conversation with you! Why? Consider the following:
- God loves you and desires a relationship with you.
- He wants you to know Him personally through an intimate communication.
- He longs to encourage you to trust Him. As you experience the fulfillment of His words, your faith grows strong.
- He wants to guide you. The Lord has a good purpose for your life and is willing to direct your decisions and ways so you can experience all He has planned for you.
In the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season, it’s easy to take for granted this invaluable privilege of communication with God. Take time this week away from the distractions to listen to the God who wants to talk with you.
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