Have you ever been at that desperate point in your life where you were begging- no pleading for a word from "up there?" You plan your day around an hour of time tucked away, specifically for quiet time with Jesus. First, you get everything that could distract you out of your room: cell phone, kids, food, work, laundry and to do lists. You sit down, empty your mind from all thoughts, and determine to hear His VOICE. You wait rather impatiently. You hear nothing, not even a faint whisper. The only noise is the wind whistling by outside shouting its importance being greater than yours. As the seconds turn into minutes, you venture deeper and deeper into a black pit of discouragement.
“Why is it so difficult for me to hear His voice,” you ask yourself. “What is wrong with me? Why can’t I hear Him speak the way I used to be able to? Why can everyone else hear Him more clearly than me?”
We know that the Bible is infallible. It gives the promise of the Lord’s approachability, which keeps us coming back to Him again and again. This book has been about me diligently and persistently seeking Him. It has been about choosing daily to sit at His feet, until I could hear Him speak. Sometimes, it was easy, and sometimes, it just was downright difficult. The joy is that the Lord takes you and me right where we are. Don’t let the enemy lie to you and tell you that you can’t hear the voice of the Lord. He is speaking. I pray that through this study, you will be able to proceed with the Holy Spirit to places not yet seen by you, while allowing Him to uncover any hidden places in your heart.
Note from the Author: Where it all started!
A few years ago, I was having my quiet time with the Lord, and I heard Him say, “Write a book and publish it.”
The Lord said, “Write in a book for yourself all the words that I have spoken to you.” Jeremiah 30:2
Immediately, I felt a mixture of excitement and trepidation. I knew immediately that the Lord was asking me two things:
Can you trust Me to teach you?
Are you willing to step into uncharted territory that does not feel comfortable or easy?
Although the prospect of writing a book felt utterly daunting, I said, “Yes Lord, I want to go on this new, heavenly journey with You.”
From that first moment of,” Yes,” what unfolded for me was an entire year of feasting on fresh revelation. Just like the Scripture said, “Behold I saw visions of heaven.” I began to see an extraordinary vision in this time with the Lord, which was an encounter like I had never experienced before. Every time I would have study time with the Lord, the vision would pick up where it left off and continue forward. I felt as if I was in a supernatural bubble where His presence was incredibly tangible. I carried my journal wherever I went, because I was never sure when I would hear that quiet voice say, “Come away with Me, My beloved.”
Well, first let me say that I have never even read a Bible study...