I am amazed at the ease a person is granted in speaking to people. However, the challenge arises in having the people listen to what they have to share. It is hard to find a person who is willing to hear you; even harder to have them listen to what you have to share with them. I perceive that there are times when God may go through a similar experience.
I am at a point in my life where I desire for my prayers to be worthy to be heard and attended to by God. There is even a greater fervor within me do so when I meet with other Christians in small group settings. I desire for my "out-loud" prayers to be impressed upon or led by the Holy Spirit. Should the Holy Spirit lead me to prophesy during or after the time of prayer, I desire to do so with inner fervor and respect to Him.
Let Me Share. On most Tuesday evenings, I attend a Bible Study in the home of my Sunday School teacher. There is a time of Bible Study and discussion, but also a time for prayer intercession for people who make their needs heard. We usually have Sunday School teacher begin our prayer session, then it is followed by anyone who "feels" led to do so.
It has been a while since I last prayed "out-loud" during our prayer session. Yet, this evening, the Holy Spirit was at work within and through me. Through my prayer I began by praising God for being Great and Grand as well as for being with us in our meeting. I then proceeded to pray for the poor, hungry, and ill. Then I prayed in tongues (in a low volume). Afterwards, I went on to pray for a few other needs, and returning back to tongues. This went on for some time, while others prayed in turn, "out-loud". At some point I asked God that if He desired for me to pray out loud, to lead me as to what I should speak. As I continued to seek Him over this matter, He spoke to my mind ... something like "speak what I tell you".
When there was a good pause, I began to pray "out-loud". I began as I did before and spoke as the Holy Spirit guided me with key words and phrases which were impressed upon my mind, sort of like a screen projecting it all before me. They rolled one after the other in the form of scripture. It was both neat and amazing, but that is how God speaks to and through me ... through scriptures; Yes! His Word! As His prophetic Word was tapering off, I began to speak from the depths of my heart as the Holy Spirit led me to express unto God. These words spoke of a desire to be cleansed, filled a new, and empowered for service unto Him; not just of me but of all people.
In closing, God is actively conversing with people; it is people who listen attentively who best delight from doing so. It is my desire and prayer that others may delight in their conversations with God. In this experience, He did two things: He first conversed with me and then used me to converse with others. I encourage you to continue to seek God and spend time in conversation with Him ... perhaps He will choose to use you as His spokesperson as well.
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