And God said, “Let there be light,“ and there was light – Gen 1: 3 One of the most misused words of today is, “God Said”. Many preachers and teachers use this word to instill a feeling of awe or fear among their followers.

Some have misused this very word to extreme proportions. One of the well documented cases of the misuse of this word is the case of Prophet David Khoresh in the USA. He convinced a group of charismatic youth to indulge in mass suicide saying that, God told him they would all go to heaven. What a misuse of the name of God?

Today’s reading is fundamental for all Christians to understand. God speaks for light to come into existence. If you are in a dark situation, God’s true word will bring light into that dark situation.

I came across a man of God who got the calling to serve in a remote part. He was at that time an assistant pastor in a leading Church in a big city of India. Many of his friends called him a mad man for leaving where there are not even basic facilities. But, he knew the voice he was hearing. Today, God has used him to be a light in that remote place. He may not have the comfort of being in a big city but he is definitely blessed by God.

In my case, God has given me a gift to speak well and I use the gift well in my profession and whenever I get an opportunity to preach. Once it so happened that I went prepared with a message but, God clearly guided me to do another message. I did not understand why at first but, that message was a big source of hope to a young man in the audience.

The question for today is, ‘Is God guiding you?’

The quality of your life will depend on the word God speaks in your life.

Seek him and you will find him. Listen and you will hear him. He will guide you on.

Dear Lord Jesus, speak to me today. I believe that when You speak something to me, it will be done. Speak Lord, your servant is listening. Amen.

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CCF acknowledges with Thanks to CIM (Christian Institute of Management) for allowing to republish this article by CCF core team member, which originally was published in Management Devotional 2014 of CIM.

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