"HEARing" From God

Day 4 of 4 • This day’s reading

Devotional

HEARing From God - by Responding to Your Circumstances 


This week we’re using the acronym HEAR to talk about four ways to actively hear from God. So far, we’ve learned the H stands for Holy Spirit, E stands for engage in God’s Word, and A stands for accepting wise counsel. Our last letter, R, stands for Responding to Your Circumstances.


Years ago, we hosted annual conferences. While considering plans for the following year’s conference, I prayed, but I didn’t listen well. Then some people counseled me to try something new. But I wasn’t listening to them either.


Finally, time ran out without a single committed speaker! It was then I realized that God was speaking through my circumstances. We responded by eliminating our annual conferences and starting something new. 


1 Thessalonians 5:18 teaches, “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”


God uses our circumstances as one way for us to hear from Him. Don’t ignore God’s will.