I hear quite often people say, “I heard a word from the Lord.” I’ve often wondered what they meant by that. Was it verbal, a prompting, a nudging? Was it something they read or saw on TV? Could it have been on a billboard? Could it have been a little bit of “all of the above?” I wonder. Could some people be “faking” these words from the Lord? Does God respect others when He allows it to happen to some and not to others?
It’s all very disconcerting for me. I don’t know if my background won’t allow it or if my lack of experience with it just won’t allow me to believe it. I do believe that God spoke verbally to people throughout scripture and history. There’s just way too much evidence in some lives to prove that. I also don’t believe that God’s Spirit died after the apostles did. I believe that God has every right to be just as powerful and working today as He did long ago.
All that being said, I want to ask you. Have you ever heard a “word from the Lord?” If so, how so? If not, why not? I’ll have more to add to this later.
A SIDE NOTE: Thanks Judy for nudging me back into this blogging thing again. I appreciate your heart. Can I get an amen from the blog family?