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  • Writer's pictureJill Jarrell Newsome

Do You Hear What I Hear?

When I was on my way to the radio station, to speak about Hope in Him, I asked God to give me His Words and His timing. I also asked Him to let people hear whatever they need to hear. I love the Bible story where everyone heard Jesus in their own native language. How cool is that? On the Day of Pentecost, God miraculously gave the apostles the ability to speak with other tongues. Acts 2: 4, "All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them." This was a miracle of the tongue and the ear. Acts 2: 6, "When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken."

After watching the same movie, people can have different reactions. We can each hear the same sermon and interpret different messages. While Scripture does not change, it can speak to us differently. God's Word is called the Living Word and it can speak the same verse to us at different times in our lives and have a different meaning. God is always talking to us. His message to me at 17, 30 and today are all different. I am in different seasons.

Sometimes you can be hearing a message and then something just stirs you. You begin to think about it and apply it to your life. The pastor is still talking but God is speaking to you. The same thing may not stir someone else! A lady spoke of what she got from my testimony and she heard it in a way that I had not even thought of. Thank You, God, for always giving us what we need!


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