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If I told you earthly things and ye believe not, how shall ye believe if I tell you heavenly things?
There is nothing wrong with Oliver Twist’s request for wanting more gruel. He lacked just as the other children lack and his stomach raved with hunger.
Often, many of us are the same when we request an audience before God, demanding answers.
Sometimes, it gets outrageous. Not long ago, I frequented a website where a pastor offered to ‘teach’ you how to hear God’s voice. Mind you now, this was all for a fee which is all too common from the church or at least those who claim to be pastors. Naturally, they claim to hear God’s voice and just as naturally, we don’t.
Personally, I find charging a fee to hear God’s voice to be outrageous and plain stupid. Perhaps I am missing something. Is God that weak that we can’t actually hear his voice if he is determined to talk to us?
Simply examine the Hebrews at the foot of Mt Sinai. When God was speaking there his voice was so loud and terrible that the Hebrews begged Moses to go to the other side of the mountain and speak privately to him there. There was no whisper, no secret about who or what was being spoken. It was clear.
And just as Oliver Twist, we want more from our Lord, Jesus. How is it we can ask for more when we don’t follow the simple instructions he left for us in the scriptures? We don’t obey that so why or how can we ask for more?
Do simply the small tasks the Lord has asked us to do and believe He will instruct on any additional tasks or duties we need to know. This is NOT rocket science.
Doing good is embedded into your soul, this does not really even require an instructor outside of the Holy Spirit for we are told HE will instruct us on all things and that no man need teach us.
So the, prior to us asking for MORE we should use up all that has been given. We can start by giving and then giving some more to God’s people. In the process of losing ourselves, we’ll discover and find God. In the process we’ll HEAR God’s voice through them.