BY REV. DORAL PULLEY
“God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongs unto God.” (Psalm 62:11)
Denial – Nothing is in vain.
Affirmation – My life has meaning.
God speaks to you in a variety of ways. You know you are hearing God’s voice when the message is for the greater good, not just your own. Sometimes God speaks to you directly during your time in the stillness and the silence. Other times, you might have a dream or see a vision that answers a question. God also sends people to confirm that which God has already told you. You know they are God sent because without a previous conversation with you they accurately and precisely say just what you need to hear when you need to hear it. God also speaks through the arts. Messages through movies, plays, books or songs appear when you need them and usually invoke goose or God bumps in your body.
Not only did John the Baptist affirm who Jesus was, he consistently confirmed what Jesus was called to do and the timing for his actions (Matthew 3:1-16). He was clear that Jesus was to take John the Baptist’s ministry to the next dimension when he said, “I baptize you with water. But one who is more powerful than I will come, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire (Luke 3:16).”
In those moments when you are not clear about what to do or question if it is the right time, allow things to unfold organically. Actively look for confirmations and allow fear and doubt to pass through you. Be fully present where you are and know that God confirms God’s words to you at the right and perfect time and in the right and perfect way.
Reflection Question – Is there anything that God is calling you to do for which you desire confirmation on its substance or timing? If so, what is it? What are you questioning?
Journal Activity – List all the ways that God has spoken to you during various instances. How did you know it was God?
Rev. Doral Pulley is the senior pastor of Today’s Church Tampa Bay, 940 5th Ave. S, St. Petersburg (Staybridge Suites) and 5107 North Central Ave., Tampa.