The Sweet Sound Of Sovereign Silence
I won’t presume to know how you know or how you feel when you sense that you’re in what the theologians call the manifest presence of God, or that the Lord is speaking to you or how it is that you know that it is God you are hearing. Here’s one small thing that I took away from an encounter, a deeply personal experience with God….
“…I discovered that God gives us the gift of intuition and the capacity to think, deductively, logically, so as to develop conclusions. These are mysterious gifts, yet sacred, subtle – inexplicable – God’s gift of discernment. Through intuition God gives us the ability to sense and feel that which is beyond us. We suddenly see what previously could not be seen. Through thought God gives us the ability to verify and validate the veracity of that which would otherwise be unknown. Intuition and the capacity to think enable the rational mind to see the order lying behind the appearance. The order behind the appearance is God. When you see that, deep inside of you, then when everything seems like it's falling apart, that's when God is putting things together, bringing order out of disorder. Intuition and the ability to think enable us to see this.”
-- from The Last Martyr, Dr. John Dee Jeffries
What about you. Have you had a “God-Encounter” experience? All of us are called to share our story. Some use a pulpit. Others proclaim it one-on-one. Still others use the pen.
Question: Has God called you to pick up the pen – and write your story. If you’ve had an encounter with God through your faith in Christ then you have a story worth sharing.
Some of us are called to write stories. Whether you write Christian fiction or non-fiction – what you write is your story – given to you by God. If God has called you to be a Christian author-writer and you’ve taken the first steps into that calling, know this, God will open doors for you to walk through to enable you to fulfill your call.
John Dee Jeffries
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If God has called you to be a Christian author-writer you have a special assignment from God. There are many steps to be taken as you move deeper into fulfilling that call. The first step is acknowledging and responding to His call. Know this: God will open doors for you to walk through to enable you to fulfill His call. Through Scripture God’s Spirit will give direction for your life, a life shaped to meet the challenges of your call. Some may doubt your calling to be an author or they may doubt your ability to write – forget the “nay sayer's” -- focus on Christ, remember your call and thank Him for the people who believe in you.