1 Samuel 10:7
“When these confirming signs are accomplished, you’ll know that you’re ready: Whatever job you’re given to do, do it. God is with you!
Ever get the chill down your spine or goose pimples on your arms? Do you feel these things when you are discussing the things of God? Is God trying to get our attention? Are these feelings just mere confirmations of God that we are moving in the right direction? How do we know it’s God?
It seems like lately that each time I am speaking with a fellow Christian and it is the direction I am suppose to go, I get this little electric “prick” in my spirit. If I decide on my own what is or is not God, I do not get this same feeling, however if I am conferring with another Christian brother or sister, I often get a sure answer about my situation. God tries to get our attention in many different ways, however when you are working amongst Christians there seems to be this electric spark which flows between those seeking spirit-filled answers.
a : a small particle of a burning substance thrown out by a body in combustion or remaining when combustion is nearly completed b : a hot glowing particle struck from a larger mass; especially : one heated by friction
Well, if there is a fire burning in each of us, then I think we can feel that spark or shock of electricity through our spirit as confirmation. I was speaking with a teen today about how to hear God’s voice and how to tell the difference between your own thinking and Gods. Not having all the answers I told her that if I hear something and I have to put a bunch of flesh thoughts together for it to make any sense, then it was me speaking. On the flip side, if it was God, even if it did not make much sense, there would be confirmation somewhere, maybe through a friend or internet post, that would show me without a doubt it was God.
If we are vessels of His will, then we are carriers of His fire and can spark into others lives around us, so if we accept who we are in Christ and listen to that still small voice, wait for confirmation, then our life decisions have just become an easier task. We can become a much bigger blessing to others if we just inject our spark of Jesus where ever we go, trusting in what we feel led to do by God; if it is not God, the spark will not ignite. There are times when I write and I get an excited shock when certain persons I know read it and comment or like it, it confirms to me that I listened to God and conveyed His message.
Are you ready to spark? Can you trust that God is using you? How willing are you to let God become an inferno inside your spirit? Tune into God and see what fires He can start with you!