Thursday, May 31, 2007

God Calling -- me?

For my birthday recently, my sis gave me a copy of the devotional God Calling, by Two Listeners, edited by A.J. Russell. Each day’s devotion consists of a short message –
from God. As Russell explains in the ‘Introduction’:

Not one woman, but two have written this book; and they seek no praise. They have elected to remain anonymous and to be called “Two Listeners.” But the claim which they make is an astonishing one, that their message has been given to them, today, here in England, by the Living Christ Himself.

Having read their book I believe them.

I do not of course believe that He whispered to them all that He intends to say to this generation. But I am confident that He opened their eyes to many things which they and this generation greatly need to know.

I do not believe in the verbal inspiration of this or any book. But I do believe that these two women have been led and that much of what is written is very clear leading indeed.

I too am amazed at how ‘right on’ this book feels with the tone of the Bible and the personality of Jesus. And these writings have challenged me to listen for myself. So in the next while, I am going to record here, what God says to me. I have decided to cast these messages in first-person, just as the Two Listeners did. Forgive me if that sounds presumptuous or like some extra-biblical stuff. It isn’t meant to be. Rather I choose to do it that way to give the sense of immediacy and the personal that addressing one in first-person gives. (In fact if anything I say here doesn’t line up with Scripture, I’d be happy to be put straight.)

God Calling me – May 31, 2007

Don’t try to organize what I’ve taught and am teaching you in these morning times. Just soak them in, one lesson at a time. Each day’s teaching is for that day. As you marinade your mind in My truths, you are slowly being changed. Your outlook is changed. Whom you seek to please is changed. Don’t feel you have to systematize it; I will do that in My own way.

"Whom will He teach knowledge?
And whom will he make to understand the message?
Those just weaned from milk?
Those just drawn from the breasts?
For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept,
Line upon line, line upon line,
Here a little, there a little."
- Isaiah 28:9,10

3 comments:

  1. Anonymous5:46 PM

    Thanks for posting about this, Violet, and for letting us read along. I have felt nudged lately to also write down what i hear -- this encourages me to do it more regularly. I think I have the book you mentioned somewhere in my stacks.
    Blessings,
    ~Irene

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  2. peacefullady5:48 PM

    By the way that was me ~Irene

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  3. Thanks, Irene! Yes, let's keep listening :)

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