This past Saturday, I was with a group of Young Life student leaders and we were talking about our ability to both approach confidently, and then listen for the responses of, the Living God. As always, when talking about hearing God's voice, the room was a mixture of belief/expectancy and unbelief/skepticism. One of the last verses we read, discussed and challenged these kids to believe was from Jeremiah 33:
"While Jeremiah was still confined in the courtyard of the guard, the word of the Lord came to him a second time: 'This is what the Lord says, he who made the earth, the Lord who formed it and established it — the Lord is his name: "Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know."'"
After reading that, they left the room and were tasked with 40 minutes of simply listening for the "great and unsearchable things" they didn't know...
One of the girls, who'd left the room with a fairly skeptical look on her face, returned with a smile of the greatest beaming joy you'd ever want to see. She couldn't contain herself. She explained that, after waiting for a while, she suddenly found that her heart was beating out of control. And then she felt like she was drawn to the whiteboard sitting across the room from her. So she walked over, wrote the name "Jesus" and then, when prompted, began writing up all the words and descriptors and adjectives that came to her mind.
Below is a photo of that whiteboard:
The God of the universe came for us, lived for us, died for us, ROSE for us. He now sits at the right hand of His Father, always ready to dispense His glorious wisdom and revelation upon those who'd stop to listen. Will you listen today? Will you be the touchpoint with the Heavenlies through whom the world will see Jesus on this after-Easter Monday?
O Church, there's nothing that can stand between your Savior and your experience of your Savior! His is this day!