The Word – Challenge



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The Challenge question on The Word is:

Do you ever read, or hear something that is saying all the righteous things but you just don’t get a witness from it? If so, what do you think causes that?

Thank you for participating. God Bless you :)

Author: Margaret from soulfood101blog

Praying the world will read God's Word for themselves, and not rely on what someone else tells them His Word says or means.

15 thoughts on “The Word – Challenge”

  1. It absolutely does. There can be many different reasons. I was just blogging about the song The King of My Heart by Kutless, which my church had been singing sometimes in the year, but it never really stuck with me. But one night in my sleep He gave it to me, and now I am in love with it… because I am in love with Him… The King of my Heart… and that is what He has allowed me to see in it now. I personally think it’s not so much a worry if a particular message doesn’t stick with you, unless God wants it to. And if He does, He WILL get through to you. Just like salvation with each of us. Just a thought. Me and God love you, Margaret! <3

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  2. Great question, Margaret! :) I’ve had that happen. The majority of the time, it’s because my mind wanders during the sermon or while reading, and then I have to reel it back in and either rewind the sermon (if it isn’t live, obviously) or reread what I was reading. 😊 There are times when concentrating is hard. Today is one of them, haha. The sermon is fantastic but my train of thought keeps getting off track and ends up in a field of sunflowers and lilies, and then it goes right on off a cliff as the pastor makes a point and I realize that I have NO IDEA what he was talking about. Thankfully the church left the sermon live-stream up so I could rewind it.

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  3. Good question Margaret, it was a tough one answer. Like so many of the comments before suggested it could be any number of factors such as the person giving the message could be a distraction in himself, maybe the text itself because of the language used could be a little unclear, maybe it’s me (my flesh and spirit could be having an internal tug -of-war and the message just gets blurry during the communication). When in doubt, I say ask the Holy Spirit to provide a clear mind, understanding and a receptive spirit. Feeling a little lost at times is normal. However, it is what we do to find what we need is what makes the difference. :) Hope you’re having a great weekend.

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  4. This is actually a very complex question that can elicit any number of different answers. I had typed out what I thought was a fairly definitive response and then deleted it when I realized that the best answer – for me, anyway – is as follows:

    I don’t know.

    I have theories and hypotheses, but ultimately, it could be a nudge from the Holy Spirit, poor (or overly polished) communication skills on the part of the speaker, or – as another commenter indicated – the issue could be with me. Over it could be a combination of one or more of these variables.

    So I’m sticking with a FIRM β€œI don’t know.” ;)

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  5. Sure it does happen Margret. Sometimes I don’t just connect with some sermons or books I read. Well it can be as a result of distraction or simply something in my spirit that doesn’t pick up the message.

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  6. If I’m understanding the question then yes, it happens. If I’m listening to a sermon and the pastors ego is louder than the word I struggle to hear God, or if my own judgements or fears are too loud then I can’t hear God. Other times I’ll read a passage over and over and its just not sinking in. When the word is quiet, for me, it’s usually because I’m not ready for the message or I need to hear through someone else, like a spiritual mirror. Sometimes I’ll go to bible study and my notes are blank but then as I listen to how other people interpreted the lesson I’m like ah ha! Then god pats me on the head and gives me a bunch of work to do haha. Good question Margaret!

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