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Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

Coffee Time with Jesus

  • The Trinity: His Voice

    The LORD thundered from heaven,
    and the Most High uttered His voice

    Psalm 18:13

    God speaks in many ways. In the Bible, some audibly heard His voice, and others inwardly heard it. At other times He spoke through prophetic utterances. He also spoke through intermediate means such as miracles and providence; once He spoke through Balaam’s donkey. But notice how many times God spoke through nature. David said, “The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, And night unto night reveals knowledge.” (Psalm 19:1-2). David the shepherd boy declared, “The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is full of majesty” (Psalm 29:4). The powerful wind was the voice of the Lord breaking cedars (Psalm 29:5). He described the lightning as “the voice of the LORD [dividing] the flames of fire” (Psalm 29:7). God speaks in many ways; let Him speak to you today.

    Lord, I am quiet before You. I am listening for Your instructions for today. Speak, Lord, for Your servant waits.

    God uses the weather to accomplish His will. No one can make a storm; no one can control the wind, temperature or rain. God uses the storms; it is His voice in the world. Never again will God destroy the world through a flood (Genesis 9:11), but He’ll use floods to punish the disobedient, to move those who will not listen or to redirect lives. God will even use emotional floods in your life for a purpose. When the storms come, listen to His voice, for He speaks through them.

    Lord, I don’t like storms, but I accept them. Help me to learn Your will from the storms of life. Amen.

    Go Deeper: Psalm 18:1-14

    God can use many ways to speak to you.