Thank you for joining me in my series 31 Days of Finding God. Each day I am going to use a prompt from Kate and incorporate that into how I am finding God in my everyday!
Today’s prompt is Know!
I started a new Hello Mornings study today and we are looking at the book of Matthew. Today we were asked to read Matthew 1: 1-25 and consider the character of Joseph.
As I read I was immediately struck at the fact that Joseph had a dream where an angel told him to make Mary his wife and when he woke from his sleep he did what the angel of the Lord commanded him.
He didn’t question if it was real or not (at least the scripture doesn’t tell us that)…he just woke and did as he was commanded.
Now I haven’t yet had a dream where an angel told me to do something that God was commanding…but if I did would I wake and do it? Why did Joseph?
I believe that it is because Joseph KNEW God. He knew his character, knew what was true about God and the prophecies about His Son.
He didn’t question what he was being asked to do because His Father was doing the asking.
If we want to hear God’s voice, we need to spend time getting to know Him. (<====Click to Tweet)
I am honestly not great at this. I am getting better, but I know I could do so much more.
Find something that works for you, whether it is a bible study, time in prayer, worship music…spend time getting to know God.
When we know Him, and we do hear His voice, we won’t question what we are being asked.
I remember a situation when I was getting ready one morning and had been praying and a thought came to mind that I needed to do something very specific for someone. It seemed like a crazy idea…but I acted on it. I reached out and learned that morning a prayer request was being made for the exact thing I thought of….
It was a total God moment and I was blessed to be a part of it.
God works through us. But we have to have willing hearts to hear His message. I don’t think I would have heard that message if I hadn’t been spending time in prayer with God each morning.
Spend time getting to know God, and in doing so it opens up so many opportunities to be His hands and feet.
In Him, Kristin