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When God Repeats Himself

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. (John 10:27)

As a pastor, I sometimes repeat myself when I’m preaching. In good communications, you tell people the truth, then you remind them of what you told them, and finally, you tell them again, in case they forgot. Repetition is key if you want to remember something. You need to expose yourself to the information over and over again. 

While this is a popular principle for pastors and speakers, we can also use it in our relationship with the Lord. God has often repeated Himself to me, whether by bringing up the same verse in Scripture over and over again, repeating a theme in my daily quiet time, or allowing multiple people to speak similar encouragements to me. 

My ears perk up and my heart dials in when I see this type of repetition taking place. I’ve learned to recognize when God is trying to get my attention. It’s an incredible thing when you can pick up on different ways God is communicating with you and trying to get a message across to you. 

Has this ever happened in your relationship with the Lord? Maybe there was a decision you had to make, and you kept getting the same advice from your friends, family, mentors, and pastors. Maybe you were struggling with something, and the same passage of Scripture was frequently popping up to speak directly to your struggle. 

Whether you realized it at the time or not, God was repeating Himself. He was making His message as clear as possible because humans don’t always pick up on things the first time. 

If you have never experienced anything like this before, I encourage you to ask the Lord to speak to you through His Word, His Holy Spirit, and His people. Ask Him to repeat Himself and make Himself clear to you as you search for encouragement, wisdom, and discernment in all of your circumstances. He will be faithful to honor your request, because He loves to commune with His children. 

6 Comments

  1. Rae Beth Poston on June 21, 2022 at 6:18 am

    When I hear the same message that the Lord has given to me personally being given to me by others, I know for sure that it is His will! Listen intently for His Word daily! He speaks clearly, but we sometimes choose to listen to only half or what we want to hear! Be Blessed!!

    • Larry Seale on June 21, 2022 at 8:49 am

      I’m so amazed at how my daily devotions repeat the same truth! 5 or 6 daily devotions line up a Great Truth I need for this Day. Our LORD is So GOOD, all the time. Thank you!

  2. Betty Laughlin on June 21, 2022 at 9:11 am

    I seem to need that knock on the head a lot. A lot of things get repeated in my world. I always need to be reminded. And those around me need to be reminded, too. Makes me endear my Father all the more that He should care for me to lead me to where I need to be.

  3. James W Howell on June 21, 2022 at 11:33 am

    My LORD has Shown me Many Times how much he loves ME. Thank YOU Lord GOD Almighty. PRAISE JESUS. L look. To The Word !

  4. Kelly on June 21, 2022 at 5:51 pm

    I’ve heard the lord speak… I’ll never stop asking him to make things clear to me in my marriage my spirit and my relationships.

    Please lord present clarification regarding my step daughter and her future

  5. Vanequa on June 21, 2022 at 11:05 pm

    Yes he will and has! AMEN

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