At heart, I'm a writer. I spend most of my days writing in several places. Whether digital or physical. The hard truth is that though I write so much, I rarely make the time to go back and read what's written. Quite honestly, besides the meaty revelations and rhema words spoken, there's a lot of emotional pain between those pages. And instead of taking myself back there, I just disregard them. But there are periods of time, where God will command me to go back and read specific portions. I was surprised at what I found this time around...
On this day, God had me pull out journals from three different time periods. Would you know, that they each said the same thing? Here I was in my present, seeking God for the same clarity I did back then. And believe it or not, the words used shifted but the message remained the same. You want to know what changed? My focus. I took my eyes from what He said, and focused on the worries. I took my eyes from what He said and decided I must do more. Maybe you can relate?
Some of you are wondering, why God seems silent. Could it be that He has already spoken? During this walk, I learned that God uses His silence for a few different reasons. One of the greatest has been to increase my seek. Quite possibly, God wants you to seek out your many dreams you have yet to interpret. The many rhema words you've scripted but have never revisited. The endless pile of journals you've devoted so much time to but disregard.
I'm sure that just like me, you will find that God has been speaking. The issue is, your focus has been elsewhere. Take this devotional as a sign to revisit what He's already spoken. Some of you will find that the answer you seek has been there all along...
Remember, when you seek Him, you shall find Him...
"For God speaks again and again, though people do not recognize it. He speaks in dreams, in visions of the night, when deep sleep falls on people as they lie in their beds. He whispers in their ears and terrifies them with warnings. He makes them turn from doing wrong; he keeps them from pride. He protects them from the grave, from crossing over the river of death."
Job 33:14-18 NLT
"You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."
Jeremiah 29:13 NIV
Song(s) Meditation: Word by The Walls Group
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Reflection Question(s): We invite you to discuss below.
What are some questions you've found yourself asking God lately? Can you pinpoint other times in your life when you asked God the same/similar question? What was His response then? How does/will that help you now?