I don’t know a believer who wouldn’t want an in-person consultation with the Holy Spirit concerning life’s pressing matters. I’ve heard people say it would clear up a lot if they could spend just a few minutes with the Lord; however, many overlook they’re in direct communication with God every time they read the Bible—His written voice.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God (John 1:1).
God has more answers than we have questions.
We may not find specific answers to our everyday dilemmas word-for-word per se in the Bible; nevertheless, the principles laid out in the Word are absolute—never changing—the definitive guide to our situations. Whatever we are facing, God has already spoken.
Examples of a Spirit-to-spirit consultation:
- Are you perplexed about how to handle a sensitive matter? God says quite a bit about using wisdom (see Proverbs 4).
- Are you having a problem deciding what to do about your state of affairs? God says to acknowledge Him in everything you do, and He will direct your path (see Proverbs 3:6).
- Are you having difficulty dodging the enemy’s onslaughts? God articulates precise instructions on how to dress for spiritual combat (see Ephesians 6:11-18).
- Need a shoulder to cry on? John 14:18 says, “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.”
So if you want to set up a face-to-face with the Lord, open the Word and listen to His written voice.
Ask the Spirit to help you see—He and His Word as One.
In the beginning [before all time] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself. (AMP)
Closing remarks: We must abide in the Word by meditating on it and allowing it to take root in our inner being; then, at the appropriate time, the Holy Spirit will whisper God’s written voice to our circumstances.
See you next time on Paulette Talks Faith.