But if all of you are prophesying, and unbelievers or people who don’t understand these things come into your meeting, they will be convicted of sin and judged by what you say. As they listen, their secret thoughts will be exposed, and they will fall to their knees and worship God, declaring, “God is truly here among you.”
1 Corinthians 14:24-25 NLT
But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or outsider enters, he is convicted by all, he is called to account by all, the secrets of his heart are disclosed, and so, falling on his face, he will worship God and declare that God is really among you.
1 Corinthians 14:24-25 ESV
Do we know and believe that the Father has direct words and truths to speak to the people in our church, our workplaces, and our families?
How do we cultivate a secret life that yields prophetic fruit for those we minister to? How do disciplined study and listening prayer affect our ability to hear what God is saying to people and to us?
In a worship service or prayer group, what percentage of our hearts and minds do we direct toward listening for the Lord’s voice? Are we preparing enough before a service, so that we can focus less on songs and notes and more on how the Spirit is moving?
Are we ready and willing to change our plan or share a word from God with someone, if that Father leads us to do so? Does the thought fill you with excitement or fear and hesitation? Why?
Father, help me to trust that you have good things, good words for your people. I want to trust your leadership.
Christ, you know the secrets of my hearts. You know my sin. And your love overflows on me unhindered. Sanctify me, Jesus.
Spirit, please make me more aware of your presence. Your life and power are in me, help me to hear clearly and speak boldly.
I ask these things in the name of Jesus.
Amen, Amen, and Amen.