Repenting and hearing God for ourselves
In 1 Samuel 28 , Saul went to a medium because God was not answering Him, the prophet Samuel had died and God did not answer Him. Had he obeyed God’s last instruction and stop envying David, He wouldn’t have needed a medium.
Sometimes we say God hasn’t spoken. Or God has not answered us, but what is the state of our heart? Are we still walking in sin? Have we truly repented?
God uses prophets and pastors to help us yes. But we must not depend on a man to hear what God is saying. That man doesn’t even know what will happen to them tomorrow.
God puts people in places to help us, to guide us, to mentor us, but those people will not always be there.
We’ve got to know God for ourselves. We’ve got go down on our knees in prayer and worship God. We’ve got to know His word for ourselves. We cant always be running to man’s ears to hear God.
Jeremiah 29:13 You will seek me and you will find me when you seek me with all your heart.
How can we seek God with an unrepentant heart? A heart of stone. A heart that does not even feel convicted when in sin. A heart that does not long to please Him?
2 chronicles 7:14
if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
In the past, I would pray and pray and pray concerning various matters, but even after I prayed I couldn’t hear God. I couldn’t hear Him through dreams, I did not even understand when He was speaking to me through His word. The simple answer is i was not repenting. I would pray and go back into the same sin God convicted me. And i will sit there and say God has not answered my prayer.
Sadly enough, even after a pastor has prayed for me, i would not see or feel the difference. That’s because I was very much aware that God hated the sin which had become a norm to me. I had to repent and stop making prayer a wish list but a relationship. Its not about praying for all the amazing things but most importantly strength to walk in obedience with God. And remove every desire in me that seeks to please my flesh. #Jesus #faith #peace #Grace #God’slove