Your ears will hear sweet words behind you: “Go this way. There is your path; this is how you should go” whenever you must decide whether to turn to the right or the left. Isaiah 30:21 (VOICE)
All throughout the Bible God spoke to people. He spoke to them in many different ways. I would venture to say that he never spoke to anyone in exactly the same way.
He spoke to Adam and Eve face to face.
One of the ways he spoke to Abraham was through angels he sent.
He spoke to Moses in a burning bush.
He spoke to Samuel audibly.
He spoke to Balaam through a talking donkey.
He spoke to the disciples through Jesus but also through miracles and experiences.
He spoke to Saul by appearing to him and stopping him dead in his tracks.
Those were just a few of the ways he spoke. He also spoke through people, dreams, visions, circumstances and answers to prayer.
Can you imagine if Moses was talking to Esther and she explained how everything had happened in her story and Moses said “That wasn’t God. He has to appear in a burning bush for it to be God.” Moses would never say that because he knew that God could show up any way he wanted to.
The Bible is so clear when it tells us that God’s walk with us, his journey for us and his communication to us is personal. He is going to call me to do something different than you. Even if we are serving in the same area, our service is going to look very different. We should celebrate that!
God meets us where he created us to be. He takes that heart and passion that he lit on fire and uses it for his glory, in his way, in his time.
When God gives someone a vision of service, we should celebrate and encourage each other! We should say “You can do it! How can I help?” We should pray for each other, support each other and remember that God is in control of this world. And most importantly, let’s stop putting God in a box He doesn’t fit. Can you imagine what life would be like if we let God be God?