11/01/2019: YOU KNOW!

YOU KNOW!                  
HAS the Lord  ever asked you any question, or maybe confronted you about something that seemed almost impossible or maybe is impossible to accomplish? Were you ever challenged to do the improbable, at least what in your mind was not reachable? If He has, what was your reply to Him? Lord, I can’t do that; or, Lord, I don’t know if that is possible. Did you NOT take action, or were you hesitant in acting out?            
I know that there have been a few times where I was hesitant or maybe an unwilling servant, and believe you me I heard about it, and even repented of it. One of the tasks I was given took place on a Wednesday night during church service, I was on the door (which was my normal position at that time) and in the middle of the Pastor’s message I received a message to go and lay hands on a precious woman of God who was in the congregation that night. She was battling cancer that had covered nearly her whole body, and yet in all of her struggles she was in church that night. And wouldn’t you know it, she was sitting on the other end of the church building.            
I was standing there listening to the message when the word came to me to go to her and Pray for her healing. WEEEEELLLLL, Lord, surely You can’t expect me to disrupt the message to do that would You? Needless to say, I did not move from my post. I simply did not think it was from the Lord. After the service was over I returned to my job that night, and when I went into the break room to eat my supper I sat down and took a big bite of my sandwich, and I could not swallow. It seemed like my tongue was tied up in knots.            
It was then that I heard the distinct voice of the Lord, and He asked me why I did not do what He bade me to do. Picture this now, I with a mouth full of food and a twisted tongue attempting to answer the Almighty God! My thoughts immediately returned to what had happened earlier that evening. I thought Lord, I didn’t think it was You, and so because I was not attuned to Your Voice I was fearful to accomplish the task You called for. Then the Lord spoke to me and He said, “I was calling on you to touch her and through your prayer I was going to heal her of her infirmities. I fell down on my knees that night, yet still with the food in my mouth and I cried out to God to FORGIVE ME AND GIVE ME ANOTHER CHANCE.              
This morning I opened my Bible to read and Pray before church today, and the text that I opened up to was  Ezekiel 37. EZEKIEL 37:1-3 1 The hand of the Lord was upon me, and He brought me Out by the Spirit of the Lord and set me down in the Middle of the valley; and it was full of dry bones. 2 And He caused me to pass among them round about, And behold, there were very many on the surface Of the valley; and lo, they were very dry. 3 And He said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” And I answered, “O Lord God, Thou knowest.”            
I can well imagine how it was for Ezekiel in those days to hear a voice come out of the four winds telling him to do what to him seemed impossible. However, he did what the voice said to do, but prior to that he was asked if the dry bones could live, and what was Ezekiel’s answer? “YOU KNOW LORD! Ezekiel never argued with the voice, he never second guessed the voice, he simply did what he was told to do.            
Since the time I did not do what THE VOICE told me to do I have asked for another chance to do what the voice tells me to do. I began praying for people everywhere I go, no matter the audience, the out come or any hagglers that may be around, I know that the Lord is watching and guiding and where there is sorrow, hurt, sickness or whatever, there is THE LORD, and healing is in His hands and heart.            
How about you, do you recognize the voice of God, do you answer to Him when He calls? Is there any delays when asked to do something? Listen, pay attention to the Holy Spirit, know the voice of God. Remember His word, “My sheep know my voice and they follow me.”
LORD, I know that I have not been 100% faithful to Your calling to me I know that I need to be attentive To Your voice, the voice of the Holy Spirit so I ask that You help Me to KNOW YOUR VOICE, and to Help me to fulfill the calling  on my Life. It is only thorough You that I live and have my being.
And so I ask You for all of this In the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ I Pray AMEN