A Note from God Part 2

So Gideon said to God, “If You will save Israel by my hand as You have said— look, I shall put a fleece of wool on the threshing floor; if there is dew on the fleece only, and it is dry on all the ground, then I shall know that You will save Israel by my hand, as You have said.
— Judges 6:36-37

The message this morning is sort of a continuation of what I spoke on last week. I said in the earlier sermon that if you think you heard the voice of God and it’s contrary to His Word, then it wasn’t God. God does speak to us in that still small voice and most of you know what I am talking about. He speaks to us through His Word, the Bible.

And not only does God speak to us through His Word and not only will He never contradict His Word, but God also speaks through circumstances. I do not base major life decisions on circumstances alone, but there have been times when I have sensed that something was the will of God and then things would fall into place circumstantially. At other times, circumstances have made it obvious that God was saying no.

A great example of God speaking through circumstances was when God spoke to Gideon, who laid his fleece out on the ground, asking God to confirm His Word. Then there is Jonah who got the right message when God brought his journey to an abrupt halt, and he found himself in the belly of a very large fish.

It’s also true that God speaks to us through people. I can’t tell you the number of times when complete strangers would come to our church to hear me preach and would swear that someone told me about their life or circumstance. I have listened to someone preach or have been talking with a friend, and suddenly what he is saying addresses the situation I'm going through, even though he is completely unaware of my circumstances. It makes me realize that it is God Himself speaking to me through those individuals.

Maybe God has spoken to you through a pastor or a Christian friend. Or perhaps He has been speaking to you through circumstances. Listen carefully and remember that He never will contradict His Word. You may be seeking an answer where God reveals it to you through a circumstance or a person so always be alert. God Bless!