Jeremiah 39:15 Now the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah, while he was shut up in the court of the prison, saying,
Where are you, when you hear from God? Some would say Church, Sunday School, Worship Services, or at Wednesday service. Others might say, He speaks to me during my quiet time and daily devotions. As they read the Bible, God uses His written Word to speak to their heart. What a wonderful truth this is. Most people would not say in jail. In a place made to house sinners and lawbreakers. Yet that’s where He spoke to Jeremiah. In fact, God spoke to several people while in prisons. It may seem an unlikely place, but the truth is God speaks to us, by the Holy Spirit and the Word of God we’ve studied previously, in all sorts of places. Often in our own emotional or spiritual prisons which we have created.
● In our prison of “I want it my way,” Jesus says, “whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.”
● In a prison of despair, we hear the voice of God say, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”
● In the prison of sin, that seems unforgivable or irreversible, God says; “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
● When in the prison of weariness, we hear Him call; “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
Why do we not hear God speak? Often we shut Him out or stay too busy for God. In the most unlikely places, we hear God say, “Peace be still.” Take time today to listen. Hear it? He just said I love you.
Do you have a quiet time where God can speak to your soul?
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