God Speaks When We Listen

Posted on: December 30, 2015 Written by
God Speaks When We Listen
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Get all these words that I’m giving you inside you. Listen to them obediently. Make them your own. And now go.

Ezekiel 3:10 (The Message)


It had been a somewhat difficult six-day road-trip upcountry, as I visited some of the folks with whom God has connected me for ministry. I wasn’t sure what to make of it all and desired to hear from God. As I returned to Nairobi God dropped this very real vision into my spirit. I walked as a child through the crowded alleyways of Kenya and struggled to maneuver in the midst of chaos, filth, and evil. Jesus was right beside me, holding my hand and guiding me. A bit later, while on the back of a motorbike taxi and bouncing down the pothole-filled road, there was this spectacular rainbow! Surely he speaks to us if we will only tune in our spirits to His still, small voice.


©2015 Thrive.

About the author

When God called me to Kenya, he revealed a simple assignment: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ He then connected me to a handful of single parents and their children, orphans, and refugees in urban slums and rural villages. I have come alongside these friends in long-lasting, one-on-one relationships since 2001. We share meals, we laugh and we cry together, we go on picnics. Sometimes it includes a financial hand-up and other times it includes balloons and a birthday cake. I am currently learning how to better do cross-cultural ministry through a balanced lifestyle that includes contemplative practices.

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