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Monday, 27 April 2015
For God may speak in one way, or in another, yet man does not perceive it. In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls upon men, while slumbering on their beds, then he opens the ears of men, and seals their instruction. In order to turn man from his deed, and conceal pride from man, he keeps his soul back from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.
When God speaks we should look for His good purpose!
In this passage we see Job being rebuked by Uriah. He is telling Job that God speaks in many ways but Job might not be listening for the right way.
God is reminding us today that He can speak in many different ways, but the one thing we must realise is that He has a good purpose for us. “To turn man from his deed, and conceal pride from man…” No matter what God is saying, you can rest assured that He has your best interest at heart. He longs to keep your “life from perishing”. What has God been trying to share with you? Ask Him to open your ears, so you can perceive it. What is stopping you from committing to Him completely? Today is the day. Talk to God today about anything that is stopping you from following His perfect plan for your life.
Sunday, 26 April 2015
A fool does not delight in understanding, but only in revealing his own mind.
Listen before you leap!
This is especially important when it comes to sharing your faith with someone. When you think about evangelism, does listening come to mind? For most of us, evangelism means sharing the gospel with somebody; witnessing means talking about Christ to people; sharing my faith means that I am talking.
Because of this we memorise gospel outlines to make sure we cover all the points that we need to when we launch into our “gospel presentation”. But what makes some people so effective in leading others to Christ is that they make evangelism a part of their everyday conversation with people. They don’t launch into a gospel presentation; rather, they engage with people about their lives. They ask questions and they listen.
Many non-churched people roll their eyes when a Christian starts sharing with them. Not because they are not interested in Christ, but because they know that Christian is not interested in them or what they have to say. The Christian only wants to recite his one-size-fits-all gospel presentation.
But the Lord is reminding us today in this passage that such an approach is not wise. Don’t only delight in “revealing your own mind.” But delight in understanding the other person and connecting your experience of Christ and the message of the gospel to what they are going through.