god speaks everyday.
the question is...are we listening?
God can speak to us in a thousand ways. Through His word, through people, a book, a song, a thought or simply the gentle whisper of the Holy Spirit. Other times it happens in the most profound way that we just can't can't deny it. This is the story of Valeska Hernandez, Author of www.sincerelyvee.com and the time she heard God say something that would forever change her life.
"It was a Saturday afternoon on June 2007. I clearly remember the song I was listening to and the street I was on when I heard the God speak words that would echo into my future. Those words were “he is the one”. I remember being scared, scared because I always associated those words to a love interest. Let me back up a bit. In high-school I used those words many times for many of the boys I dated. It was a fairy tale mentality, like in the movies when the girl finds her prince, “he is the one”. So I sat in the car arguing with Holy Spirit. I said “yes, Jesus is the one” and He said “no, he is the one”. I knew what they meant, but I was too scared to believe it. I was too scared to fall in love with someone whom I barely knew. But those words pierced my heart and I have never been the same again.
I carried those words for the next six years and in December 2013 I married him, the man Jesus set apart for me. The man who’s face came to my mind the day I hear “he is the one”.
My hope as I begin my story is that you hear my heart, this isn’t a love story between a man and a woman, the words Jesus spoke to me brought me into my journey of faith, a journey where I would meet Jesus, it was a journey where I had to learn to hear His voice, and believe in faith everything He was telling me. Those words brought me straight into the Kings Chambers where I would be prepared for a wedding like Esther was. It is a story where I would learn what it is like to be on my own like Joseph. It is a story where I would learn what Hosea felt when Jesus told him to continuously go back for his bride.
The six years in between Jesus speaking to me and our wedding day were some of the most difficult and challenging years of my life. In those six years I learned things about myself I never knew were there. Jesus showed me things about my attitude that needed changing. He showed me fears I never knew were there. Jesus knows exactly what he is doing.
JESUS KNEW HE HAD TO TELL ME WHO I WAS GOING TO MARRY, BECAUSE IF HE HADN'T I WOULD HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES.
I would have probably gone down a path that was not meant for me. It was the first time since I was 14 that I was alone without a boyfriend.
In those six years I learned how to trust Jesus. I learned how to hear his voice on my own without relying on others to tell me about Him. In those years He healed me from anxiety by teaching me how to seek his peace. I learned I needed to stay in His presence in order to get by.
MOST IMPORTANTLY I LEARNED ABOUT FAITH.
Without faith I would have not been able to get through those years. See the man who is now my husband didn’t hear the same words I did. He did not believe the same thing I believed, God had not yet revealed to him what He had revealed to me. Well meaning people told me I didn’t hear God right, they said it would never happen. But Jesus constantly reassured me I had heard his voice. I read the many faith stories in the bible and they always gave me hope to hold on. The conviction in my heart about this was so strong every time I tried to give up the word Jesus had given me, it was as if I couldn’t breath like the air was taken out of my lungs. My peace came from the Lord, my peace came from believing everything he was telling me, my peace came from obedience.
I LEARNED THAT WITHOUT JESUS, WITHOUT FAITH I WOULD NEVER BE ABLE TO MAKE IT THROUGH LIFE.
My husband and I have been married for 2 yrs and have a wonderful little boy. We are partners in ministry and in life. Those six years were really hard but the blessing that has come from it is worth it. My faith in Jesus and in myself is much stronger because of those years in waiting. I learned to hear the voice of God and not the voice of others, although sometimes people mean well there is nothing like hearing from my Father in heaven."