Does God Still Speak To People?

Does God Still Speak To People?

A young man had been to Wednesday night Bible Study. The Pastor shared about listening to God and obeying the Lord’s voice. The young man couldn’t help but wonder, “Does God still speak to people?”

After service, he went out with some friends for coffee and pie, and they discussed the message. Several different ones talked about how God had led them in different ways. It was about ten o’clock when the young man started driving home.

Sitting in his car, he just began to pray, “God… If you still speak to people, speak to me. I will listen. I will do my best to obey.” As he drove down the main street of his town, he had the strangest thought, stop and buy a gallon of milk. He shook his head and said out loud, “God is that you?” He didn’t get a reply and started on toward home. But again, the thought, buy a gallon of milk.

The young man thought about Samuel and how he didn’t recognize the voice of God and how little Samuel ran to Eli. “Okay, God, if that is you, I will buy the milk.” It seemed like a test of obedience was pretty easy. He could always use the milk. He stopped and purchased the gallon of milk and started toward home.

As he passed Seventh street, he again felt the urge, “Turn down that street.” This is crazy, he thought and drove on past the intersection. Again, he felt that he should turn down the seventh street. At the next intersection, he turned back and headed down Seventh. Half-jokingly, he said out loud, “Okay, God, I will.”

He drove several blocks when suddenly, he felt like he should stop. He pulled over to the curb and looked around. He was in a semi-commercial area of town. It wasn’t the best, but it wasn’t the worst of neighborhoods either. The businesses were closed, and most houses looked dark, like the people were already in bed. Again, he sensed something, “Go and give the milk to the people in the house across the street.”

The young man looked at the house. It was dark, and it looked like the people were either gone or were already asleep. He started to open the door and then sat back in the car seat. “Lord, this is insane. Those people are asleep, and if I wake them up, they will be mad, and I will look stupid.” Again, he felt like he should go and give the milk. Finally, he opened the door, “Okay, God, if this is you, I will go to the door and give them the milk if you want me to look like a crazy person, okay? I want to be obedient. I guess that will count for something, but I am out of here if they don’t answer right away.”

He walked across the street and rang the bell. He could hear some noise inside. A man’s voice yelled out, “Who is it? What do you want?” Then the door opened before the young man could get away. The man was standing there in his jeans and T-shirt. He looked like he had just gotten out of bed. He had a strange look and didn’t seem too happy to have some stranger standing on his doorstep. “What is it?” The young man thrust out the gallon of milk, “Here, I brought this to you.”

The man took the milk and rushed down a hallway speaking loudly in Spanish. Then, a woman came from the hall carrying the milk toward the kitchen. The man was following her, holding a baby. The baby was crying. The man had tears streaming down his face. The man began speaking and half crying, “We were just praying. We had some big bills month, and we ran out of money. We didn’t have any milk for our baby. I was just praying and asking God to show me how to get some milk.” His wife in the kitchen yelled out, “I asked him to send an Angel with some milk… Are you an Angel?”

The young man reached into his wallet and pulled out all the money he had on him and put it in the man’s hand. He turned and walked back toward his car, with tears streaming down his face. He knew that God still answers prayers.

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1 Comment

  1. Doris

    Lord, help us to listen to you when you speak to us. Let our prayer be one of obedience and discernment of doing your will.


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