Katy Perry and the Voice of God
By: Chris Tiegreen
Who can hear God's voice? Apparently, according to many Christians, definitely not Katy Perry. Several days after the Super Bowl, the singer said she was praying before her halftime performance and heard God say, "You got this and I got you." And quite a few people jumped on that statement, ridiculing the idea of God speaking to someone who doesn't fit their idea of spiritual maturity.
I've written an entire 365-day devotional on hearing God, covering the what, when, and how of his voice. But I don't think a single day's reading specifically discussed who can hear him. Perhaps some should have because God can speak to anyone, even those outside the faith, those peripheral to it, those who were in it and have wandered away, and more. Anyone.
So did he speak to Katy Perry? I don't know. And you don't either. What we do know is...
This month, please pray for:
- for our Global Consultation in Nairobi, Kenya April 18-28. Each year our global leaders from around the world gather to plan how to ignite passion for God's Word in the people of their regions.
- for Christians in Lahore, Pakistan. Two churches were bombed during Sunday services earlier this month, killing 14 people and wounding almost 80 others. Please pray for safety and protection for Christians as they are targeted by Islamist militants and an increasing intensity.
- for Yuri Shelestun, our regional director for the CIS region, as he prepares for his trip to The Republic of Georgia on May 13-20. Yuri and his team are based in Ukraine, and because of the unrest there, it has been difficult to plan and fund this year's conference in Georgia.
- for our global leaders, national directors, and local instructors. These people work every day to bring God's Word to 114 countries. Please pray for protection, inspiration, courage, and wisdom as they work.
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Why does God allow our detours?
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