In the third part of my series on listening for the voice of God I would like to cover the issues of events and seeming coincidence.
The language of God is not only English. God can and does talk through events. It is usually when we open our selves up to the different ways in which God communicates that we get to see that God is always talking to us, directing us and encouraging us.
There are times when I am pursuing God for something and I will wake up at seemingly random times. Well I heard a testimony of James Goll how the Lord would wake him up and he would look at the clock. Then he would search the bible for any verse that has the related numbers in it. eg if I wake up at 3:16 the verse could relate to John 3:16.
Sometimes I will see a billboard with a few words highlighted. It is like you simply see those words and know they carry more weight. Like the word FREE standing out on a billboard talking about getting free breakfast. Well by itself it may not mean much unless God highlights it and then confirms He has set us free. He reminds us we are free to worship, free to love and be loved, free to dance and so on.
Sometimes if I have something happen repeatedly it is the Lord highlighting an area or something he wants us to pursue until we get the message or breakthrough on.
Sometimes I will be thinking about someone and then bump into them later in the day or get a phone call. Usually it is a good time to encourage people and pray for them. If God is in control and orders our steps nothing is a coincidence it is a divine appointment for you to release something of God you carry. Your unique spiritual DNA is what the Lord has placed in that persons path simply because they need what you have or your need something they have. It is wonderful to walk around with open eyes and heart to see what and where the Lord is speaking.