ODE_-_MAY_5 by gegeshandong



                         When God Speaks!
                                II Chronicles 20:20

And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa:
and as they went forth , Jehoshaphat stood and said , Hear me, O Judah, and ye
inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be
established ; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper. – King James Version

They were up early in the morning, ready to march into the wilderness of Tekoa.
As they were leaving, Jehoshaphat stood up and said, "Listen Judah and
Jerusalem! Listen to what I have to say! Believe firmly in God, your God, and your
lives will be firm! Believe in your prophets and you'll come out on top!" – The
Message Translation

How many times have you heard someone give you directions only to turn around and
disobey what you heard? How many times has your mind been made up and you
figured it was best to do it your own way? Especially in times of crisis, you may find
yourself at a cross road of decision. You have the choice to either do what you heard
or follow your mind and your own thoughts.

God has a funny and strange way of bringing victory in our lives. The Word of God says
that He often chooses the foolish things to confound those who think they are wise. (I
Corinthians 1:27) This is where trusting and obeying has to kick into gear in your daily

Don’t go to church to hear a sermon and walk out of the door doing the complete
opposite. Stop reading books and magazines that God allowed to come into your
presence at the right time to speak to your situation, to only turn around and follow
your gut feelings or emotions. No longer listen to messages on the t.v., radio or tapes
and then decide that what you heard is not for you! You are wasting time!

God promises that if you believe Him (His Word) and follow the directions of those He
assigns to speak into your life (apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, teachers – and
anyone else He desires to anoint with a Word for your situation) you will be
successful. Don’t waste anymore time! Just walk by faith and not sight and obey the
Word of the Lord and walk into your blessing. You may find yourself doing strange
things – just do it and be blessed!

O.D.E. – O’Neal’s Daily Exhortation is an online daily devotional that is published on
Facebook, www.onealporter.com, and sent to email recipients upon request.
Presently, to get your daily exhortation, simply send an email to
ode.online@yahoo.com and request to be added to the O.D.E. mailing list or log onto
O’Neal Stallworth Porter’s Facebook page and request to be added to the O.D.E.
Group. We welcome your prayers and input! Please email testimonies of how O.D.E.
blesses your day and don’t forget to spread the word to others!

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