Devotionals & Poems

How Does God Speak?

Actually God speaks in various ways calling us to Himself and revealing His ways and His will. Throughout Scripture we see Him speaking through dreams, Matthew 1:20; visions, Genesis 15:1 & Joel 2:28; angels, Matthew 28:1-7; Nature, (His creation) Psalm 19:1-6; circumstance, Exodus 3:2-4; an audible voice, Acts 9:4-7; a still small voice, (often heard within our spirit) 1 Kings 19:12-13 & Isaiah 30:21; other people, Ephesians 4:11-12 & 1 Thessalonians 5:11; and His word, Hebrews 4:12 & 1:1-2. No matter what means God may use to speak  to you and I through, the important thing is that He is speaking and we need to hear and follow Him, John 10:4; Isaiah 30:21. Regardless of the method the voice comes by the final analysis of its authenticity is His Logos/Rhema word, Galatians 1:6-8; Psalm 119:89; Acts 17:11. In Psalm 19 David brings together two of the ways God speaks His revelation to us. In the first six verses he points to the general revelation of God through His handiwork of creation seen by all the world. In verses 7-11 he speaks of His wonderful word that brings the specific revelation of Himself, His ways and will. Then he concludes in verses 12-14 with the response that every one of us should have, that of personal introspection.

Listen to the stars

By Rose Hill (From Psalm 19)

Look to the stars and hear their voice,

Listen to what they say and make your choice.

Was there ever such a glorious speech?

Their message through all the earth will reach.

There is nothing hidden from the heat of the sun,

So with God’s perfect law we must run.

We tell how it refreshes our soul,

As we let its wisdom take control.

Its message is more desirable than gold,

And its enlightening words never grow old.

It gives joy to the heart and is sweeter than honey,

Take it and see it’s better than money.

When the meditation of our heart is right,

We will be doing what’s pleasing in His sight.

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