The same God
By Elizabeth Bankole
A lot of people wonder why God speaks to some people and not to them. They even believe the LORD speak to only super privileged Christians. This is quite misleading because unconsciously they are living as second-class citizens in the Kingdom of God. If this fact is justified, we are erroneously believing there is second-hand salvation. That is not our God. There is just one salvation through the LORD Jesus Christ. Our God is not a distant, detached deity, but a powerful yet personal God who wants to guide and speak to us each day of our lives.
How does the LORD speak? Good question. The Lord Jesus speaks to us through, His Word, the Bible. The Bible says,
“In the past, God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe.” Hebrews 1:1-2.
The God of the universe, reveal Himself to us through the Bible. When you read the Bible you are inhaling the LORD. When you inhale, you have to exhale. When you inhale God through His Word, you will exhale fear, bitterness, confusion and every negative attitude.
The Bible says, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” II Timothy 3: 16-17.
If you are going to be thoroughly equipped for your assignment, allow God to talk to you on a daily basis through His word. As you read through the Bible, you will be amazed at the daily teaching, rebuking, correction, and training of the Greatest Teacher. Just as food is important to the body, so is the Word of God to the soul. Feed your soul with Word of God, so that your mind, soul and will be healthy to hear the God.
Our lives are constantly learning new things either knowingly or unknowingly. The teaching of great philosophers, great professors, parents, formal education all shaped our lives. There is one teacher we must all have and that is the LORD Jesus through His word. Just as any form of education changes our thinking pattern, more than that will the Bible do for us.
You can start hearing the Word of God today to re-build your life by intentionally sitting down to read your Bible daily. Start from Genesis 1 and discover the great blessing of having Jesus as your teacher. Before you know it you will start spreading the fragrance of the knowledge of the LORD anywhere you go.