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Time with God - Sept. 16, 2011

John 7:16-17

So Jesus answered them and said, “My teaching is not Mine, but His who sent Me. If anyone is willing to do His will, he will know of the teaching, whether it is of God or whether I speak from Myself.”

Am I willing to obey God, no matter what?

God speaks to those who are ready to obey His will for them!

Would you ask someone to do something for you if you already knew that their answer would be “no!”? Of course not. So why do we expect God to speak into our lives when we have no intention of obeying Him, unless He says exactly what we want Him to say?

Jesus asked people one time, “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord!’ and do not do what that I say?” (Luke 6:46)

Today, God’s speaking to you. If you want to begin recognizing Him speaking to you, you must first come to the place where you say to Him, “Lord, even before you tell me what it is you want in my life, or what you want me to remove from my life, I want to say to you ‘Yes Lord’. I don’t need to hear your will first, so that then I can decide whether or not to do it—I have already decided! I trust you and your will for me and my answer is ‘Yes Lord’.”

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