Sunday, May 03, 2009

Spiritual brat syndrome

There are many times when we so desperately want to hear God say 'Yes' to our plans that we fail to hear His 'no'.

The fact is, to hear God say 'no' is still to hear His voice, to know that the shepherd is still leading us & that we are the beloved. Otherwise we will get frustrated, irritated, bitter & cynical & drift away from the very one who loves us so. We'll act like spoiled little brats...

God's 'no' is really a 'YES' that He is speaking to us, that we are listening, & that we are willing to OBEY!

Acts 16:6-10
Paul and his companions traveled throughout the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of Asia. When they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to. So they passed by Mysia and went down to Troas. During the night Paul had a vision of a man of Macedonia standing and begging him, "Come over to Macedonia and help us." After Paul had seen the vision, we got ready at once to leave for Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.


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