Since launching this out yesterday I have to say that God has been showing me and teaching me so much it's almost more than I can handle! I feel like I've finally really found where I "fit" in the Body of Christ, and figuring out where I am gifted and anointed is amazing.
I wanted to share a little about how I get the word from God for the blog, because some of you may be wondering. For me, I tend to "hear" Holy Spirit speaking to me, not as an audible voice, but inwardly, sort of out of the deep places in my thoughts. I asked Holy Spirit to explain it to me so I could explain it to anyone reading here, and this is the example He gave me:
"I dwell in unity with your spirit. I speak to your spirit, which in turn communicates these thoughts to the point where you spirit and soul (mind/will/emotions) meet, which is the subconscious. The subconscious then communicates them to your conscious mind, so your "hear" them sounding like you. This is why many people are hearing My voice, but think it's their own thoughts, or question whether it's Me speaking to them. The more you practice hearing me, the more you recognize my voice, and the more you can tell the difference between your own mind speaking and Me."
So that is how I hear God's voice primarily, although there are times when I get impressions, feelings, or even whole packets of information that do not come through that way. I will say I have never audibly heard God's voice before, although I don't doubt that He could speak to me that way if needed.
Because I trust that what Holy Spirit is saying to me is from Him, being practiced in hearing Him, when I write out whatever He has to say for the day I will most likely not edit it (except for spelling and punctuation) unless He tells me to clarify something as I'm reading through. I trust that He's saying what needs to be said.
So, Father, I ask you now what you have to say for each person who reads this today.
"Love is the word for today. Love - learn to love yourselves, for I have created you. Learn to love those around you, for they are also Mine. Love does not compare one to another - do not compare yourselves against each other, for out of this is all manner of jealousy and envy. You only envy that which you think you can not have, you are only jealous of another when you feel that what you have is lacking. See that I have given you everything you need. See that the gifts, talents, and anointing on your life are perfect for your personality, your location, and the season of life you find yourself in. I am growing you up into the fullness of who you are in Christ - do not despise the things I have given you. Love yourself, and see yourself as I see you. I desire to pour my Love into you today to illuminate your worth in Me. Receive it, and be glad."
Father, I thank you so much for your words for today. I ask that everyone who reads this receives it, and that it accomplishes everything you intended. In Jesus' name, Amen!