GIF Obeying God’s Voice

“If you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place and you and your father’s house will perish.”
(Esther 4:14)

Obeying God’s Voice
by Larry Burkett

Yesterday I was relating how I hear God speak to me in my spirit. I want to carry that thought further by giving you an example.

When I had been a Christian about two and a half years, I felt God calling me to do something different from what I was doing as a company vice president.

Often my pastor would take me on Wednesday visitation when he was going to visit hard cases, because he could use me as his example—“if God can save this guy He can save anybody.”

This particular evening we had gone to three homes and nobody was home. So we were back at the church sitting in his car, half talking, half praying, and I mentioned that I believed God wanted me to do something different.

He asked what it was, but I had to admit that I didn’t really know. At the time, I had been studying the area of biblical finances and had become the resident financial counselor for our church.

We prayed about it and during the prayer I heard God speak to me in that gentle, soft voice, and it was from His Word in Esther (our verse for today). Mordecai went on to say to Esther what I believe God was telling me, “Who knows but what you have been raised to this position for just such a time as this, but if you don’t go another will be chosen.”

I resigned my job, joined the Campus Crusade for Christ staff as a financial counselor, and began the greatest adventure of my life—serving God’s people in the area of finances.

Be careful to listen when God speaks to you.

Daily Scripture Reading:
Acts 24 – 26