How Can I Know The Voice
by Gail Ramsey
My brother Dan was raised in a strong and loving
Christian home, but has been hanging out with a very questionable and ungodly
group of guys.
Dan insists that because he has always been
a Christian, he has nothing to worry about in the "God department".
I am very concerned about him. Not only has
he stopped going to church with us, but I think he has even become a part
of this group - the skinheads.
What can I do? I have run out of words to
say to him.
Dan's Sister, Sarah
Pray! "the effective fervent prayer of a righteous
man (or woman) avails much." (James 5:16).
The danger of spending too much time on the devil's
turf, is that eventually our ministry will dry up, and our mortality will
be affected for the worse. We will become like that which surrounds us.
Sarah, there is nothing too hard for God. God
loves your brother even more than you do! Continue to pray that He would
draw Dan back into the fold. Ask God to do whatever it takes to save his
soul. He is Faithful!
Every time you finish praying for Dan, praise
God for the work He is doing in Dan's life. (Even if you donÕt see
any change) Faith calls those things which are not as if they were already!
Sarah, trust God. Believe Him for a miracle,
then EXPECT it. Expectancy is the breeding ground of miracles.
Sometimes I get confused by the things I hear
in my mind.
How can I know if itÕs God, the devil,
or me speaking?
Your son, Jason
"God is not the author of confusion"
(1 Cor. 14:33).
When in doubt, don't. There will often be a struggle
in your mind as to which voice is speaking. The devil wants you to listen
to him and will try to confuse you.
Pray, Jason, for the gift of discerning of spirits.
(1 Cor. 13) This gift will enable you to distinguish the voice of God from
the voice of the devil and the voice of your own mind.
Sometimes things will look right and sound right,
but they won't FEEL right. When that happens, obey that check in your spirit
and take the issue to God.
Gail Ramsey, an ordained minister, portrayed
the role of Susan Moore on the ABC soap opera General Hospital. she had
other roles on the TV programs Mike Hammer, Generations and California
Dreams. Today, Ramsey leads Semeion Ministries, where readers can write
her at P.O. Box 77, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43063.