by Lawrence Powell
I am the good shepherd, and I know My sheep and am known by My own. As the Father knows Me, even so, I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice, and there will be one flock and one shepherd…My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me (John 10:14-16, 27)
Do you know that God has something to say that you need to hear today? God still speaks to man, and you can know His voice.
In Matthew 4:4 we read, …Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. I want us to focus on the word proceed for a moment. To proceed means to go forth, to go out, to depart, to come forth, to issue.Its Gods words, thoughts, affections, and sayings projected from His mouth to our ears. Bread, as you know, is a staple of most cultures. You’ll find bread in some form everywhere. So Jesus uses this global picture to explain to us that we cant live off earthly food alone. We need spiritual food every day to maintain health, and that spiritual food is every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.
God reveals His will to us by His spoken word. He wants every one of us to hear His Word because He wants us to know His will. Ephesians 5:15-17 says, See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore, do not be unwise… I need to stop here and share something with you: Years ago, I looked up the Greek word for unwise, and it said stupidly. So, God is warning us, Don’t be stupid; understand what the will of the Lord is. If I don’t understand what the will of the Lord is, I am stupid; I’m unwise, according to Scripture especially since the Word of the Lord is accessible and understandable.
Another reason God speaks to us is that He wants us to be found in the very center of His will. Don’t make major decisions without getting the will of God on them. Don’t jump into a job because it pays better than what you’re making right now. That job that looks so good might only have six months left to it. And don’t you dare get married without asking the Lord, Is this the one? You can know the will of God for your life, but you need to listen to His voice.
God speaks. He’s not mute, as the idols of various religions around the world. But, the truth is, sometimes we mute Him, don’t we? Sometimes God is speaking, but we’ve got the mute button on. Do yourself a favor: Don’t turn a deaf ear to the voice of the Lord when He’s speaking to you. We are so privileged to serve the true and living God. When we cry out to Him, He hears us, answers us, helps us, heals us, and delivers us from every one of our distress-es. He’s a prayer-hearing, prayer-answering God!
Yes, God still speaks and will continue to speak. I grew up hearing the saints talk about how God spoke to them, and, honestly, I’m not sure if everything they said was really from God. It might have been that late-night pizza! But people said it in a way that you could tell they were familiar with the concept of hearing Gods voice. When I came to know Jesus, I wanted to hear what they heard. I wanted to hear the voice of God. So when somebody said that God spoke to him, I’d wonder to myself, What does God sound like? When somebody talks to me, it’s spoken aloud, so I just assumed that when God spoke, it was in an audible voice. Now, I’m sure you know that if God wants to, He can certainly speak in an audible voice if He chooses to. He determines how He will communicate with you. So let Him! The important thing is, He will speak to you, through His Word, through the Holy Spirit, and you can expect to hear clearly what He has to say.
Acts 13:2 gives us an example of how God spoke to the early church: As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, Now separate to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.’ Then, having fasted and prayed, they laid hands on them and they sent them away. What were they doing when the Holy Spirit spoke to them? They were in prayer, praising and worshiping the Lord. In that atmosphere, the Holy Spirit spoke. If youre going to be a person who hears the voice of God, youve got to be a praying, worshiping person. Thats one of the reasons the enemy doesnt want you to praise and worship the Lord, because he knows that when you worship God, He will speak. If you need direction, guidance or help, just spend some time ministering to the Lord.
Keep those spiritual ears open so you can hear what God will say to you. It may be just a word or a paragraph; it may come in a dream. But know this: He will speak to you. Why? Because God wants to encourage you to trust Him and His Word, to know the sound of His voice. As you experience the fulfillment of His promises, He knows your faith will grow strong, for faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. He will direct you in your deci-sions and order your steps so you can experience what He has for you. But your ears have got to be open to the sound of His voice.
Matthew 7:24-27 says, ‘Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.’
When it comes to listening, are you a fool…or are you wise? I don’t want you to forget that question because it’s not just hearing His Word that matters; it’s doing His Word. My prayer for you is that you will hear the Word of the Lord and then go and do it! Amen?
He was full of energy or piss off, he was influenced by power, money and title since he was in grammar school his teacher told him that he would never amount to anything. He needed it to prove them wrong same as when he bought a boat because his attorney told him that he was unable to get one unless he was an attorney.
Theresa was wrong for calling Lupe and told her a secret about Mat, she thought that would off stop Lupe from going after her husband. However, Lupe had a taste of Mat already she was too deep in love with him to stop and she wanted to experienced Theresa’s life.
Lupe’s husband was the one that told Theresa that his wife was spending a lot of late night with mat and he suspect that they were having an affair. Theresa knew how Mat was able to get so mad and difficult that she should have be wise and not call Lupe. Mat background was different that Theresa, he was involved in gang and so on. She did not know that because by the time he came to worked at the hospital, he had clean up his ways and his look. When you go to a court room and you see the way a person that was arrested for a crime dress, you would never think that person was capable of the crime because his attorney would advise him or her to dress professionally. Theresa light the flame that Mat would usually had under control.
The fact that she went to the karate school and told him how bad he was right in front of their younger son, she had pull the trigger of his grenade. He exploded and tried to destroy her without any thought about the children they shared together.
When he came to his senses, who knew what he will think but it did not matter because the harm was already done.
Theresa got influence by Lupe’s husband and she was wrong. She didn’t think or remembered that Mat was going to get very angry with her and he was going to hurt her. She knew that the best thing was to take times out and go away for a while. She would go for a long drive and her friend was in the Hampton, she would go there and spent times with her.
She did not act wise with this situation, she had a chance to divorced him after he admitted that he slept with Thalia without using a condom. Her friend thought that there was no way she was going to forgive him but she did again.
He told her that he did not sleep with the parent from the Karate school and she believed him for twelve years. When he told her the truth he said that the lied was eating him and he was happy to finally admitted the truth.
Theresa wondered how long it was going to take Mat to admitted the truth about the lied that he told, that Theresa had physically and emotionally abused him for twelve years and she treating to cut his balls off and killed him. She loved the man in the pink shirt.