The Word of Knowledge (Thirty Days to Greater Fruitfulness, Day 21)

This blog has been temporarily overtaken by my Thirty Days To Greater Fruitfulness Challenge.  You can find out more by checking out the Introduction.

The day had an interesting twist to it.  It seems the longer I spend listening to Jesus, the more I can actually hear His voice when I’m dealing with people in real life situations.  Today that emerged as a word of knowledge.  I had caught up with another believer that I really like.  I had just finished asking him about this ministry of his that I love and wish I could do more of.  I genuinely love to hear about the type of ministry this guy is doing.  He then turned and asked me how the house church was doing.  I began to talk to him about house church, but almost immediately Holy Spirit spoke to me.  “Keep it short, he’s just asking to be polite,” was the phrase that came to me quickly.

So I did. And while I didn’t poll my conversation partner later and ask him whether he was really interested in our house church or not, I did get the general sense that what I heard from Jesus was true.  What’s great about this is not that I didn’t spend a long time talking about something to someone who didn’t care.  What is important is that I’m beginning to know things by the word of the Lord while I’m talking to people, just like Jesus (Luke 6:1-11).  This will be key in the days ahead even if it’s just over a silly thing right now.

How has Jesus been speaking to you while you are with others?  Tell us in the comment section.

Join us on the “Thirty Days to Greater Fruitfulness” experiment.  For the rest of September we are spending 30 minutes in silent prayer listening to Jesus and then acting on what He asks us to do.  Then we blog about the changes that are occurring in our lives through the marriage of listening and obedience.  It’s not too late.  If you’re just checking out that experiment feel free to jump in.  And if you want more information, you can check it out here.

Photo Credit: September WallPaper Calendar by DewDreams

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About traviskolder

Travis Kolder is a follower of Jesus, a husband, a father of five, an organic church planter, and a writer. He lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he serves as part of the Cedar Rapids House Church Network.

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