When God Speaks

I just posted this comment on Paul Washer’s page where someone asked if God speaks to us as believers. This is just one experience which my three children can verify that our God is very present and speaks to us and we’re not crazy. It happened to me when we were living at 1612 N. Hill Avenue, Pasadena, California in the 90’s. Here’s what I posted:

I recall ministering to a very tough Dane who would often come to our home and he had many questions about God. We’d make him lunch and he always was grateful. He was an amazing chef who had prepared meals even for the King of Denmark. Jens had a doberman named Faust. He had walked him a little earlier and said while he was walking him Jens lost a gold filling worth $900 which fell out of his mouth. He asked if we could come down with him to the place where he believed he lost it. Well, my kids and I hopped in his car and drove to the area and looked at the sandy area where he said he lost it. We were down on our knees looking and praying to find it. Suddenly, I told Jens, “God told me it’s not here, but in your car.” He was a tall, stocky Dane with a butch haircut and very softly said, okay. Where is it? He said it’s in your car. So I walked over to his car, opened the door, sat down in the driver’s seat, put my right hand down between the seat and center console and my hand pulled up his gold filling. First of all let me immediately say, I’m not that smart, and there is no way, that I could pull that one off, no way in the world! I can’t explain it, but I absolutely believe without a shadow of a doubt that God, the Holy Spirit speaks to us, and am still amazed as are my children that God used me to retrieve Jen’s gold filling. I’m amazed. How did God know for me to sit in that seat, put my hand down between the seat and touch and grasp and retrieve the gold filling? I am not psychic, God is all knowing and used this broken clay vessel to do His will to demonstrate to that tough Dane that He is real, He is in control, and that nothing is lost, that He does not know where to find. It is about His lost sheep. I am grateful for the experience and always try to be obedient when He calls. It is He who wills to work His mysterious designs among us. I am a conservative reformed believer who was saved in 1984 after practicing Buddhism for fourteen years. I am believing God for great works which again are way above my ability and ask for greater faith and His continuing sanctification. Be encouraged He is able to do exceedingly, abundantly above all we can ask, think, or even imagine! Be strong, courageous, and steadfast and study His Word everyday. He is speaking. Give us ears to hear O LORD and the courage to act in obedience to Your Word and to rightly discern that it is according to Your Word, our standard. Help us also be patient and be thoroughly equipped for whatever comes our way in any season.

James C. Stephens July 28, 2019.

Sheila Pene Taylor Stephens

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James and Elizabeth Stephens

James and Elizabeth Stephens presently live in Southern California and have been married since 1978. In 1999, James completed a MA in Intercultural Studies specializing in Leadership Development and in 2010 Elizabeth completed an Associate in Science in Business Information Technology.

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