Click on the link above to hear an audio message read by Sindy Nagel. This is an excerpt from Manna for Today, page 48.
I have been invited to deliver the Mother’s Day message at Trenches Community Church on Gayle St. off East Main St. in Kalamazoo, on Sunday, May 12, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. The topic will be: How to know God more intimately by listening to His voice. Please pray for me that the Holy Spirit will unleash his power at that event. This is open to the public. Thanks for your support.
My passion for sharing the whispers of the Holy Spirit is the driving force behind the writing of this blog. Each time I sit down to write, I pray that I will hear the voice of God, and that he will use me as the pen he holds in his hand, to convey his message to the world. It is my earnest prayer that the words you read on these pages will bring you comfort and encouragement, as you feel the love of the Father and the Son poured out to you. I pray that hearing the voice of God in this blog will inspire you to make time regularly to listen to God on your own, if you are not already doing so.
As Christians, we all have access to God through Jesus Christ who willingly, obediently gave his life for us to redeem us from our sins. When we confess Jesus as our Savior and Lord, God sends his Holy Spirit to take up residence in our hearts. As believers, we all have the ability to hear the voice of God within us. (See John 10:2-4) It may not be an audible voice, but all of us have the promise of knowing and hearing his voice, at least in our thoughts. This fact alone does not make you or me crazy. I believe that the message God wants you to hear from him today is this:
My dearest child, I love you more than you will ever comprehend. I created you to love you. You are my precious one. I desire to have a meaningful relationship with you. I am with you always. I will never leave you or forget about you. I am here. I want to hear from you, and spend time with you. I will not force myself upon you. I wait patiently for you to seek me.
Will you make time for me? Find a quiet place, away from the noise and confusion. In the silence, you will hear me speak. My voice is powerful, but not loud. My voice is majestic, but not obvious. Do not give up on me if you do not hear me the first time you listen. You will learn to hear my whispers. You will hear my voice in your thoughts.
Sometimes I speak to you, but you do not recognize my voice. Listen with both ears and everything in between. Do not feel the need to fill the silence with your voice all the time. Make room for mine. Leave space in the conversation for me. I have given you two ears and one mouth. Please listen twice as much as you speak. In doing so, you will hear me when I whisper.
My Spirit lives in you. My Spirit joins with your spirit inside your heart. In me, you live and move and have your being. My Spirit and your spirit live and move as one. My thoughts become your thoughts, when you abide in me. It is difficult to discern my voice from your own thoughts, because we are bound together so tightly. Hold fast to me and I will hold fast to you. Practice listening, and soon you will hear and recognize my voice. I love you, my child. Hear me and believe it.