Rare and Infrequent
Have you heard a word from the Lord lately? How about a vision? Have you received a vision of late?
Not me. I have heard nothing audible from the Lord. I have not received a vision of any sort, nothing like Isaiah received in Isaiah 6. Nope. Nothing. Not even a dream like Joseph interpreted that might be interpreted to save a nation.
How about you? Anything?
Probably not. It just doesn’t happen that often. I’ve never heard anything audibly from the Lord. I have never been swept up in a vision. I doubt if you have either. I am not saying that it can’t or won’t happen, but I do get pretty skeptical of people who have or that make it normative to the Christian experience.
Just like in the days of Samuel, they are rare and infrequent.
Now, I’m going to throw you for a loop.
I can get a word from the Lord anytime I want to.
My vision can be fueled at any point.
It’s just not that hard. It’s just that it’s not audible. It’s just that there aren’t many mystical visions.
Here’s how I think it happens. Here’s how I hear the Lord. Here’s how I get a vision from the Lord.
I open up my Bible. I read it. I study it. I meditate on it. I hear what He has said and He still speaks. I see the vision that God laid out for life through His Son. I can do it at anytime. All I have to do is look to His word.
A lot of people are sitting around waiting for a word from God and waiting for a big vision from Him.
These have become rare and infrequent.
They aren’t going to the source.
You want a word? You want a vision?
Open the word.
What do you think? Do you think audible words from the Lord and visions are common or rare and infrequent? Or do you trust in the word that He has given us?