Different Ways God Speaks: Part II
Sunday, November 01, 2015
PART II: God speaks through confirmations.
Just yesterday, right after I left my prayer time feeling unfocused, unproductive, and choosing to go ahead and start my day, I returned to my place of prayer to write. Lots of thoughts were going through my mind, so as I made my first cup of coffee after leaving prayer, I said to God, "I think I'm going to try to write some of this stuff down and clear my head." (I talk to God all day, every day, even about the tiniest of details.) So I took my coffee back upstairs and just let my fingers work their way around the keyboard. I quickly ended up with four single-spaced pages of downloading from my brain and from my heart, including questions, wonderings, plans, and challenges. Then I shut that computer and went back downstairs to start my work for the day.
While sitting at another computer, working on something that did not require a lot of brain power, I decided to call and check on a friend. We talked for quite a while, mostly her (I'm a pretty good listener, or so I've been told), because there were things that she just needed to get out. I, of all people, understand that! Anyway, while she was talking about her life, and her thoughts, she repeated at least 5-6 things that I had JUST written that morning! When I thought I was just grabbing my laptop to clear my head of a bunch of ramblings and wonderings, here I was now listening to my friend say so much that I had just written to God--scriptures, thoughts, plans, questions. As it continued to happen, I thought, "God, You must want me to receive these things. This has to be You."
I told my friend, after we prayed and were getting off the phone, that there were so many things she said during our talk that I had just written down that morning. She said, "Karen, that was God confirming to you that it was Him speaking to you. That wasn't you. Those weren't your words. That was Him talking to you, and He wanted you to know that." That was precisely what I thought.