Conviction, Direction/Guidance, Miscellaneous, Prayer

Communicating with God

But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth.  He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell what is yet to come. (John 16:13-15 NIV)

Communicating with God is the best experience I could ever have.  I can talk to Him all day long, early in the morning before getting out of bed, at work, or just before closing my eyes at night.  The beauty of this communication is that He listens.  He listens and knows my heart, and He answers accordingly.  It’s better than a conversation with your best girl friend over lunch; it’s a conversation with the Lord Almighty.  Wow, it is mind blowing that I can have a conversation with the Lord Almighty!

Jesus Christ declared, “Unless I go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. When he comes he will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment…” (John 7:9 NIV)  God communicates with you and me through the Holy Spirit and other believers.  Recently, I was convicted by the Holy Spirit to abstain from premarital sex.  I obeyed; however, I wondered if I had made the right decision and I spoke to God daily about sexual abstinence.  The next Sunday in church thereafter, the topic was The Gift of Purity and Unholy Sexual Relationships.  I felt it was the confirmation from God that I had made the right decision.

God also brought conviction to me about getting my finances in order.  So, I wrote out a budget and spoke with God about ways to be a better stewardess of my money.  Then days later a complete stranger came to me and expressed that I needed to start saving my money.  Lastly, I also had a recent prayer conference speaking on the Armor of God and the following day I received a daily devotional from a completely different source on the same subject, the Armor of God.  I can go on and on because I hear the Holy Spirit speaking to me daily and it is my way of knowing God is with me.

Now, I am encouraged to constantly ask God to give me the strength, the words, and the actions to use to get through everyday trials.

Dear Daddy,

Thank You for the Holy Spirit.   It is because of the Holy Spirit I have a rapport with You and if I ever wander off the narrow path, there will be a voice to guide me back on the right path.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen!

Ladies, I EMPOWER you to spend quality time with God and develop an intimate relationship with Him through daily reading of his Word, prayer, and talking to Him.  Open the lines of communication so you can hear Him clearly and receive the fullness of God’s plan for you.

Has it been awhile since your last conversation with God and an answered prayer/confirmation?

Read a related EmpowerMoment:  Two Way Street

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Saneatra Polk resides on the south side of Chicago and works as a quality technician for a food manufacturer.  She attends The Moody Church and her favorite Bible verse is: “The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid.  What can man do to me?” (Hebrews 13:6 NIV)

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2 thoughts on “Communicating with God”

  1. Saneatra, This was a beautiful invitation for all. This was for us mature in the area or for us who are still growing. I don’t know enough words to express the importance of speaking and listening to the Father, but I think this EM was just right:)

  2. Thank you for this Saneatra….sometimes we are so busy listening for what we want to hear, we miss what He is saying to us! This was so good for me.

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