“Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track” (Proverbs 3:6 MSG)
We wrapped up our 2018 Level-Up Women’s Conference a couple of weeks ago and I’m already thinking about our focus for 2019.
What will we level up this time?
What will we level down?
I received the first divine download while checking out a possible venue last week. The church had a closet-full of décor items and on one shelf there were a stockpile of lanterns. The woman showing us around said, “If you stage your event here, you have access to any of our décor.” I focused on the lanterns. There were enough for each table. At that moment I felt like I heard:
Level-up the light in you.
Wow! Considering one of our speakers is Christian actress Jenn Gotzon Chandler, who is always in the bright movie lights, I thought a “light” theme was perfect. “Level-up the light in you” it is. Thanks God!
But there were still additional parts to the equation and those weren’t coming as easily. What about the other two?
I heard nothing.
Sometimes the Lord doesn’t give us everything in one sitting. The question is will we wait on Him for the “rest of the story?”
I’ve also learned God can speak to us any time and anywhere. Often times His messages come to us out of the blue. That’s when we really know it’s from Him.
So on Sunday, I was a long way from my home in Texas and was worshiping with friends at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City. Redeemer was founded by well-known pastor and author, Tim Keller. However, his son is now the preacher and as I listened to Rev. Michael Keller’s message about the role of the church body, I heard:
Level up your inner beauty. Level down the lies you are told.
“What was that?” Did the Holy Spirit just give me the rest of the Level-Up themes right in the middle of the service? Apparently—so I wrote them down. You see, I had been praying for the Lord to speak to me at the service. I just didn’t know it would be about the conference.
Here’s a basic truth we need to remember.
God still communicates.
We just have to be alert and listening. Whether we’re inside or outside, in town or out of town, our heavenly Father is omnipresent and He wants to speak—to us individually. I’ve gotten to the point where I’m constantly asking for a word from God and disappointed when He’s silent.
So what about you? Are you expectantly listening? Divine downloads are available to every believer.