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One afternoon in February 2015, I was pondering something very important with God. I don’t remember any of the details I was brooding over on that particular day. All I remember is I really needed validation that what I was thinking was correct. I wanted to make sure that I wasn’t believing something false about whatever it was that was so important.

While thinking about the subject, I had to go to the bathroom. As I was sitting in the bathroom (just being real here), I asked God, “Am I correct in my thinking? I really need to know.” Right at that very moment I saw sunlight shining on my left hand. It was coming in through the skylight in our bathroom. The brightness of it caught my attention and drew my gaze to the wall on the left of where I was sitting.

What I saw on the wall not only amazed me, but brought me to immediate laughter. The biggest “check mark” was on the wall for me to see. When I saw the humongous check mark, I knew with certainty that God was saying, “YOU ARE CORRECT!” I imagined one of my teachers from grade school placing a check mark next to one of my answers on a test, indicating that I had answered the question correctly. I just had to laugh!

I realized through this encounter that not only does God want to communicate with us, but he wants to continuously prove to us that he CAN and WILL communicate with us in a whole host of incredible ways. In fact, there are no limits to the ways in which God can give you a message. I have found through the years that most of the time it is our own intellect that gets in the way from “hearing” what God has to say. It is our own lack of knowledge on the myriad ways in which he speaks, or our own deadened senses, that keep us from hearing and seeing God’s majestic voice.

So ask God today to AWAKEN all of your senses to his presence. Your creator gave you five senses for a reason. He gave them to you so that you can experience not only the amazing world in which you live, but also your incredible Lord and Savior through them. Invite God to teach you to become fully aware of the things around you in creation, and in the world in which you live, that he wants to use to speak to you. Ask him to speak to you through the things you see, touch/feel, smell, hear and taste. Let God know that you are no longer going to limit the ways in which he can get you a message. Tell him that you are ready to be taught, and that will leave your intellect at the door, in order for your communication with him to flourish. Then, allow God to “TALK” to you in any way that he desires.

Finally…EXPECT that you will start “HEARING” God in new and exciting ways. Because it is a personal relationship with YOU that your Creator desires more than anything else!

TASTE and SEE that the Lord is good. Psalm 34:8

The HEARING ear and the SEEING eye, the Lord has made them both. Proverbs 20:12

The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard; yet their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. Psalms 19:1-4

God bless,

Judy <><

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