I find myself asking this question at least twice everyday. “God is that you”? Trying to distinguish between you and my own thoughts was always quite a challenge, still is if I’m being honest. But in my walk with you I’ve come to realise a few things. You always speak to us, always, from when we wake up to when we shut our eyes, and even in our dreams. But some of us live such busy and noisy lives we don’t get to hear you actually speak, they’re always people and things happening around us so we never stay still. A large percentage of us pray, which is one of the most effective ways of communicating with God, but one thing, we don’t listen afterwards. Communication is a two way street, imagine talking to a friend and after you’re done you hang up. Lol exactly. God speaks to us all the time, not literally but in our spirits, meditation is a very apt way of hearing from God/the universe (whichever you believe in). Take a few minutes in the day or after prayer to be in tune with your inner self and just listen. Also, when God is trying to send a message to you, he is literally everywhere, your TV, instagram feed, twitter, people, offer that same message, its creepy really. I’m one of those people that love asking for signs, then I get it but then I ask for another to be sure the last one was an actual sign (laughs). Especially in relationships, deep down we know wah gwan because your intuition already tells you something is wrong, we ask for signs anyway and God being who he is always sends it but we ignore it anyway. Although now I try to act on faith once I’ve confirmed I’ve heard from him. God loves us and watches over us constantly, I used to think that was just what people said to comfort us in crisis until I became closer to God. I started to feel him around me daily and it was empowering. “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you, he will never leave or forsake you” Deuteronomy 31.6. Fasting is another way of hearing from God, we take out a few days to feed our spirit and focus on God. A lot us of do the 6am-6pm and In that time we don’t eat, we pray and worship but then once its 6pm we go back to feeding our fleshy desires. We watch all these TV shows and movies and read books that edify our body and do nothing to our spirit. The purpose of fasting is not to ask for a favor but to hang out with God, get to know him a little better and strengthen your spirit. Whatever you feed will thrive and whatever you starve will die, it’s that simple. You’re not doing God a favor by fasting; it’s to your own benefit. If for those few days you focus whole heartedly on your spirit you’d be surprised at how God will show up in your life. Spend time with God and he will use you without you asking to beg, he wants us to seek his heart and not his hand. I remember when I started to fast I would sleep all through because i’d get so tired and hungry to pray and worship or Id watch TBN and faith TV for one hour then switch to series or trace but I noticed I wasn’t gaining anything. Then I started to grow spiritually so I started to sacrifice a lot more, put in more time during praying and worshiping, watching sermons online and the same TBN and faith TV, all week but this time I actually enjoyed it. One thing that’s certain is when you start to chase God with your genuine heart you will love to hear about him. It’s like when you start dating that guy and you just cant stop talking about him cause you’re so into him so you’re so eager to hear what different people have to say about him. God is everywhere; all you need is a clean temple and an ear to hear. He loves us all and wants to be close to us and direct our paths, and the stronger your spirit is the more you can hear from him.
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Love & Light xo