ON THE INSIDE
I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye. Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle … PSALM 32:8-9
I knew by the inward witness that I should go back to the church.
And I knew my wife also had the inward witness to go back. But I still wanted the Lord to move in some “supernatural” way to confirm it. (I was only twenty-three years old at the time.)
I wanted God to give me a word, tongues and interpretation, prophecy – or maybe even write up in the sky, “GO TO THAT PLACE!”
So I fasted and prayed three days. The third day I was on my knees, bawling, squalling, and begging, because I didn’t know any better, “Ohh, dear God…”
And God said to me – for He leads by an inward voice as well as by an inward witness – “Get up from there and quit acting like that!”
I got up! But I said, “Lord, if You would just give me a supernatural sign, I’d feel better about going back to that church.”
He replied, “You have all I’m going to give you! You don’t need any sign. You don’t need any writing in the sky.
You don’t need tongues and interpretation, or prophecy.
You know on the inside what to do. Now do it!”
Confession: The eyes of my understanding are being enlightened. I know on the inside what to do.
God leads me by that wonderful inward witness. And I listen to it!