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Yes, God does speak! I want to assure and confirm this incredible fact to all my fellow standers. Today after reading Charlyne’s devotional, ‘Listen For His Voice,’ I felt I had to share one of my experiences.
While in a waiting room, I had read that day’s Charlyne Cares which contained featured testimony from a stander who mentioned seeing encouraging trucks and license plates. When I left, I was driving and thanking God for all the precisely timed trucks, billboards, signs and license plates that He has given me as well. I could fill page after page with all the times He has placed one in my path just when I was praying for my beloved and/or our marriage or urgently needed strength or comfort!
As I approached a red light, I saw the car directly in front of me had my and my beloved husband’s initials on its license plate. Then as I’m stopped at the light, smiling and thanking my Heavenly Father for His goodness, another car pulls up in the next lane with my darling husband’s initials on it. Two signs within seconds of each other! This on a day when I so needed a reminder that He is in control of all the details in my marriage restoration process.
It’s just so amazing how near our gracious Lord is to us and how He lovingly works in even the smallest things to show us that He is there. When our focus is on Him and we are seeking Him more than anything else, then He will provide the evidence of His presence in our lives. In fact He has promised to in Jeremiah 29:13 and Luke 11:9. And He keeps His promises!
“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13
“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” Luke 11:9
Not a single one of all the good promises the LORD had given to the family of Israel was left unfulfilled; everything he had spoken came true. Joshua 21:45 (NLT)
All we need to do is ask Him to give us eyes to see Him and ears to hear His voice. Isn’t this – hearing God’s voice and instructions and seeing His truths – what we wish, hope and pray for our spouses to do? Shouldn’t we strive with all our strength to do it as well?
Then let’s tune out every distraction that’s preventing us from properly seeing and fully hearing! I could’ve easily missed out on seeing those license plates if I had been deep in thought about circumstances or fumbling with my phone or radio instead of looking ahead. Let’s never doubt that God can and does speak to all of us, His children, or forget that He is always near, as close as the sound our voice.
The Lord is close to all who call on him yes, to all who call on him in truth. Psalm 145:18 (NLT)
Praying for healed eyes that see and open ears that hear for all standers and for all our prodigals.
Standing firm in Florida,
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