How God gets our Attention

Have you ever heard very clearly of something that God wanted you to do, there and then, but you were disobedient by not doing what God had asked?

God had given me a specific word for the person next to me, but I was too worried about how I’d look if I spoke it out, and therefore, God got another person to say what I had been asked to speak, only a few seconds later

I used to think about the passage in Numbers 22 when God used anything He needed to get His message across, and in Balaam’s case, that was the talking donkey!

There are times when God will give us the grace, or time, to step out and follow His direction, and then there are other times, that when God speaks, He expects us to do it at that given time, but in both instances, it’s always about obedience

Balaam was a false prophet who turned the Israelites away from God, but God did speak to Balaam to give a message to the Moabites. Yet, God was angry with Balaam’s greedy attitude, because his desire for wealth from the king, blinded him so that Balaam could not see that God was trying to stop him from going to curse the people for money, and so, God used the donkey to speak at Balaam, and even though the donkey saved Balaam’s life, it made him look foolish in the process, so he lashed out at the animal

Friends, if we won’t listen to God, He gets creative, but we can either take His guidance (no matter how unorthodox) and learn from our mistakes or become prideful and lash out at others

Either way, God is looking for people that when we pray ”Here I am, use me” that we are obedient.

Let me encourage us this morning not to become blinded by fame or fortune, as was Balaam, but that instead, we are looking to God, every time, and saying ”Yes, and Amen.”

“Then the Lord gave the donkey the ability to speak.”

Numbers 22:28

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Rebecca Brand

My hearts desire is for everyone to have an intimate relationship with Christ. To hear the voice of God and to experience His presence. Also, to help disciple others to discover their purpose within the body of Christ - through the power of the Holy Spirit.

My God-given dream is to break down barriers within life and the Church as a whole to strengthen and develop relationships within every denomination and bring unity - so that we will collectively raise up together and fulfil the Great Commission, within this lifetime.

I am living proof that no matter what your past was or whatever your life has become - God will use you to fulfil what He created you to do, when you step out in obedience and faith.

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