My Story–God’s Glory (August 25, 2013)

Revelation 12:11 They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony.

Those struggles that God allows in our life are the keys to our ministry.  We can take our experiences bury and internalize them, or we can share them glorifying God and ministering to others who are experiencing similar struggles.  You start by looking back at what you have gone through and highlighting God’s work in them and the changes that came out of them. Recognize those places along the way when God’s glory was present.  Tell your story explaining what God showed you about Himself and His character.

Five Tips for Effective Listening:

  1. Pay attention.  God is talking.
  2. Turn off the television, computer, phone.  Focus on the present.  Be still long enough to hear God’s voice.
  3. Don’t come to God with preconceived notions.  God is seeking our holiness, not our happiness.
  4. Don’t do all of the talking.  You can’t hear God if you are talking.
  5. Learn to recognize His voice through reading the Scripture and being obedient to its principles and instructions.

“You will hear God’s voice when you learn to obey His Word.  And as you walk in obedience to His Word, you will grow in your confidence of hearing His still, small voice.”¹

{Read Numbers 25-36]

Numbers 29:40 So Moses gave all of these instructions to the people of Israel as the Lord had commanded him.

Father God,
I thank You that You are not a silent God who is hidden from us.  You listen to us and You answer our prayers.  Thank You for Your love and attention to our needs. Amen.

¹Leighann McCoy, “A Woman’s Guide to Hearing God’s Voice” (Bloomington, Minnesota, Bethany House Publishers, 2013)
pp. 214-216

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About Jill Potts Jones

I am a Believer. I believe in God. I believe that Jesus Christ is THE Son of God. I believe that Jesus died so I can have eternal life. I am not ashamed to say that the Lord Jesus Christ is my God and my Savior!
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