June 14, 2022

Unexpected Messages

Daily Devotional2 Minutes

“The LORD has a controversy with the nations; He will plead His case with all flesh … Behold, disaster shall go forth from nation
to nation, and a great whirlwind shall be raised up from the farthest parts of the earth.” – Jeremiah 25:31-32 NKJV

Look for “a great whirlwind,” Jeremiah was told. This wind would come from “the farthest parts of the earth.” God cautioned that people needed to be ready because He would speak from unexpected places using unexpected messengers.

He was trying to communicate with the nations and get their attention. God often deals with individuals in similar ways. He speaks through His Word, the leading of His Spirit, pastors and teachers, family and friends.

But He may send us messages from the least likely places at unlikely times. He can speak in unexpected ways, teach in surprising ways, guide, and correct us. He even sends warnings and brings judgment.

He can use strangers – government or businesses, weather or the media – or anything or anyone else. He even can use world events to get our attention.

Are you sensitive to the work of God’s Spirit in your life? Be open to how He might speak to you. Don’t miss His messages. Be alert. Spend time alone with God. Let His Word penetrate deep within your heart and mind.

When God wants to speak to you, He may give you a sense of disquiet, a burden, an inspiration, an insight, a warning. Don’t be surprised if He speaks to you in unlikely and unexpected ways. Seek His face. Get alone with Him, away from the world. Ask Him for discernment. Pray. Listen.

 

Reflection Question: What has God been trying to tell you lately? Are you paying attention?

Prayer
Father, speak to me.
Let me recognize the messages that you send. Help me hear Your voice and fulfill Your call. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Jeremiah 25

Prayer
Father, speak to me.
Let me recognize the messages that you send. Help me hear Your voice and fulfill Your call. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Jeremiah 25