Have you ever wondered if someone has heard from God? Maybe you’re questioning whether you heard God speak to you. It’s natural to think this way. That’s one reason we named our website, no-longer-common. We need to communicate what the opposite of natural thinking looks like. Trust me, simply asking or wondering if God speaks to you or anyone else is a step away from what’s natural.
“But when the people come in…to worship the LORD…They must never leave by the same gateway they came in…”
An Old Testament Prophet, Ezekiel gave these instructions to the people who desired to be in the presence of God. He says to them, never leave the same way you entered. This symbol of people coming in one way and leaving another gave me a clue into what it looks like when a person hears from God.
It’s impossible to hear God speak to you and you return (leave prayer) the same way you entered. This is your clue that a person heard from God, they are no longer the same. Their thoughts, ideas, and plans have changed; they become larger. That’s what a big God does when He speaks to a person.
[Pray This]Father, I’ve been wondering if it was You that I heard from. I understand that Your thinking is bigger than any human-being therefore the way I know You’re speaking to me is by how big the response is. I come into Your presence one way, but leave another way in Jesus’ name.
Your Action (What action based on your prayer can you take?):
Every time I pray, I make a reminder that I can not leave prayer the same way I entered. Somehow I must change, my thoughts, my plans, my ways, my attitude; something has to change.
For more on this topic, see “When Your Prayer Impacts You the Most.”
Prayer Disclaimer Notice: prayer is not a miracle, it’s our conversation with God which gives us insight on how to respond to our situations and the world around us. For more detail, please review our prayer disclaimer notice in its entirety, available at nolongercommon.com/nlc-prayer-disclaimer.