Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo Devotional 24th August – He’s Up Close And Personal

(God’s Voice Is Personalised When He Speaks To You)

TO THE BIBLE: Acts 9:4-5
“Then he (Saul) fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” And he said, “Who are You, Lord?” Then the Lord said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. It is hard for you to kick against the goads.”

LET’S TALK
When Jesus spoke out of heaven to Saul, He called him by name and said, “…Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” He can get that up close and personal when He talks to you. He spoke to Saul (who later was called Paul) in the Hebrew tongue (Acts 26:14), which Paul understood.

Interestingly, those travelling with Paul heard the same voice but couldn’t make out the words. The voice from the Lord—His message—was specific and personal to Paul!

God talks to us every day! He’s personal with you when He speaks. He can speak to you in a familiar voice and in a language you understand. The more you study and meditate on the Word, the easier it is for your spirit to recognise and respond when He speaks to you.

Paul didn’t know it was the Lord speaking to Him until the Master said, “…I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting….” He had to reveal Himself to Paul, which He does with us today, through the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit reveals the Word to you and guides you in God’s perfect will. He speaks to you every day. That voice that asked you, “Have you prayed today?” was the Lord talking to you through the Holy Spirit; it wasn’t your mind. He may tell you, “You’re not studying the Word as you should” or “You’re not speaking in tongues enough.”

Don’t ignore it and think it’s your mind talking to you. That has been the dilemma of many; they’re unable to distinguish the voice of the Spirit from the voice of their minds because they really don’t know Him, yet they’ve received Him to live in them.

The Holy Spirit is your teacher (John 14:26), and you have to learn to listen to Him in all things. He’s interested in every detail of your life and will guide you through life in glory, dominion, and excellence if you’d listen and respond to His voice.

Go Deeper
John 10:27; Isaiah 30:21

Pray:
Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for your presence in my life through the Holy Spirit. Life isn’t a mystery for me because the Holy Spirit teaches me all things. The truths of God are unveiled to my spirit, and by them I walk in the realms of glory, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
ONE YEAR
1 Corinthians 9, Psalms 128-134
TWO YEAR
Colossians 2:8-15, Jeremiah 9

Act:
Speak in tongues right now, and listen in your spirit to the Holy Spirit as you do. He’d minister a specific and personal message to you right where you are.

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