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HE Said vs SHE Said

HE Said vs SHE Said


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Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. Mark 1:35 (NIV)

I stood in the parking lot of Bob Bass Jeep, eying a candy-apple red CJ-5 Wrangler with a blue denim top. A few hours earlier God had told me to get off my knees, pick up my best friend, and drive across town to receive a new car. Now I leaned against the left front fender, admiring my reflection in its crimson hood. The salesman approached. He asked the question all salesmen ask when they see lust in the eyes of a customer: “What’s it going to take to put you in this vehicle?”

“God,” I replied. “I don’t have any money. But God said if I came here, He’d…”

The salesman escorted us off the lot.

How do you hear God’s voice? I mean really hear Him? How do you hear that voice of assurance so clearly that you know the outcome before you act? Even a cursory read of Old Testament stories and the acts of Jesus shows that when God speaks, people move, change, and act. God’s whisper should propel us to go toward a place or person and it’s seldom for our benefit.

The key, I believe, lies in the work done before God speaks… in the quiet moments before the miracle moment begins. For Jesus (who was Himself God) this meant rising early, before the pressing needs of the day burdened Him. Early, in the dark, outside his comfort zone, alone… he prayed. This is our pattern as well.

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