So I have been praying for a long time for God to give me the ears to hear him and the courage to follow him.  I am often amazed at how directly He speaks to me and to be frank often shocked by it.  Today’s message at Community Christian Church was about using the Bible to guide your life.  We are in a series called “Alive Without Breathing” stemming from a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King that says, “To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.”

An area in which I need to grow spiritually is reading the bible.  I know that the times I do I feel so connected, so in tune with where God is leading me and so much more prepared when it comes to spiritual warfare.  Everything really seems to fall in place even when life is thrown off track.  I have asked God to help me be disciplined when it comes to reading His word and again give me the ears to hear His voice.

I kid you not when I came outside to relax, I went back inside and grabbed my IPad so I could continue reading “The Books of the Bible” which is part of the Community Bible Experience and where I left off last night was the exact place that Dave Ferguson talked about in his message!  Now I had no idea what was on the topic of discussion today, but what I do know is that it was not coincidence!!  If I would have continued reading last night I would have read over the words, probably tired and not really retained much of the information,  Instead I was given the message through Dave this morning and then God spoke to me again through this book.

Jesus was able to fight the devil when we was being tempted because He knew God’s word so well.  I want that for my life, my kids life, and all of my friend’s and families lives too.  When I get these messages more than once I know God is saying “Hey Emily, listen to me.  I don’t want you to miss this.”  This is a direct answer to my prayer.  I know He has a lot more in store for me so without a doubt I am going to keep reading to find out!!

Taking away an answered prayer,

Emily