Consider the specificity with which God spoke to Philip, Saul and Ananias in Acts 8:26-9:19. First Philip had an angel tell him to go to a certain road. Then the Holy Spirit told him to go over to a particular chariot. Paul, not even a believer in Jesus, heard Jesus speak to him: "Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do" (Acts 9:6). And then Ananias heard the Lord tell him to go find Paul in "the house of Judas on Straight Street" (Acts 9:11). Ananias had the temerity to have a little back-and-forth conversation because he didn't want to do it! What boldness he had to argue with God.
For reflection: How clearly do I hear God speak to me? Do I only "sense" that he is saying this or "feel" that he is saying that?
Let us pray. Jesus, just as you spoke clearly to Philip, Saul and Ananias, I ask you to speak clearly to me. If I'm going to do your specific will in my life, I need to hear your specific directions. Open my ears to hear you every day.
I started this website and blog on May 1, 2012. I am a Catholic who has been in ministry for many years. I first developed what I would call a close relationship with Jesus in the early 1970s. Ever since then I have been praying with people for healing and other needs. It is because I have seen so many of these prayers answered that I am so bold as to offer to pray for you individually through this website and phone line.