BOB: Welcome back to Something More. I’m your host, Bob Duvall, here with Stephanie Schureman. And before we took the break, Stephanie, we were talking about how busy you were. I’m sure you still are.

STEPHANIE: [Laughs]

BOB: But you were raising six kids, and you didn’t feel like you even had the ability to spend the time to hear Jesus.

STEPHANIE: Correct.

BOB: I’m sure that had to be extremely frustrating.

STEPHANIE: Yeah.

BOB: So, what happened that you got your breakthrough?

STEPHANIE: Well, as you know, when you’re a mother or any kind of a parent, the next thing is an emergency. So, the diaper needs to be changed. The next meal needs to be fixed.

BOB: Right. Right.

STEPHANIE: Just everything. There just doesn’t seem to be a minute of the day many times that goes by where you have time to, actually, do anything, let alone think or pray. And so, one day I was feeling this way. I was completely frustrated. I was beyond – What I wanted to do was get everything done, and then spend time with the Lord.

BOB: Right.

STEPHANIE: That never happened. I did it over and over and over, and it never happened. It was never a possibility. So, this particular day I went down to my laundry room, and I saw the piles of laundry, and I –

BOB: [Laughs]

STEPHANIE: And I just laid my head over onto my big, huge pile of laundry. And I just began to weep. And I said, “Lord, I will never have time. There’s just not enough time to ever spend with you. How am I ever going to do that?” And it was almost like as I breathed in the Lord said, “I want to do it with You.”

BOB: Mmm.

STEPHANIE: And it just broke. Everything broke right there. I began to weep. I said, “Lord, I want to do this with You, too.” [laughs]

BOB: Yeah.

STEPHANIE: And so from that moment on, everything I did, it didn’t matter if I was changing diapers, cleaning the floor,  the most mundane tasks became extremely important. Because I was doing those things with the Lord.

BOB: Mm.

STEPHANIE: And that’s how many times we think of ministry as being in front of a lot of people. But, no. Ministry is right in your home doing the most mundane tasks. If you’re taking care of an elderly person, if you’re taking care of a baby, it doesn’t matter. Whatever you’re doing it is as unto the Lord.

BOB: Mm.

STEPHANIE: And the Lord is pleased when we take those on as our daily tasks. That’s what He’s put our hands to, so why not do it in the glory of the Lord. And worshipping while we’re doing it.

BOB: Absolutely.

STEPHANIE: Just talking to Him.

BOB: Makes sense to me. Yeah. Now, what if somebody, and here, so far, they’re convinced, “Yeah. I need to hear Jesus.”

STEPHANIE: Yeah.

BOB: “And I want to hear Jesus. You know, it says in the Bible that God’s thoughts are higher than our thoughts,

STEPHANIE: That’s right.

BOB: And His ways are higher than our ways,

STEPHANIE: Uh-huh.

BOB: And how am I ever going to understand, even if He is talking to me?” [laughs]

STEPHANIE: [Laughs] That’s right. I have made it my life goal to read through my Bible every year. This year I’m on my, I’ve just finished fortieth time.

BOB: Mm.

STEPHANIE: And I’m not that, I read through two or three times on some of those years, because I finally upped it to where I could get through more than one time a year. (laughs)

BOB: That’s really a key. I mean, if we really want to hear what He’s saying, the entire Bible is what He’s saying. But, yeah. Go ahead.

STEPHANIE: Right. Exactly. And I learned that as I would read through the Word of God something would come up during my day, and it would trigger back to where I, actually, was in the Scripture at that time. The Word of God is so relevant. It is way more relevant than today’s newspaper. And so the, obviously, [laughs] even it’s more relevant than what’s on the internet. Let’s put it that way.

BOB: Yes.

STEPHANIE: That way it makes it more relevant. [laughs] But the Word of God is more relevant even tomorrow than it is today. It is perfect for our lives. It’s our lifeblood. And we need the transfer of information that comes from heaven that is in the Word of God. It is relevant. It is real. It is powerful. It is life changing. The Lord has set me free and healed me from just reading the Word.

BOB: Wow. Now, Jesus speaks to different people in different ways.

STEPHANIE: Yes.

BOB: He has kind of a different language maybe,

STEPHANIE: Yes.

BOB: For different people.

STEPHANIE: Absolutely.

BOB: So, how do you figure out what unique way He’s speaking to you?

STEPHANIE: Well, you know, I can hear the voice of God. And I know I can see pictures when I close my eyes. The Lord speaks to me that way. And because we’ve practiced hearing from Jesus we know that’s how He’s talking. But there’s a lot of people that say, “Well, Stephanie, I can’t hear Jesus at all.” Especially when we’re training children in the prophetic. There are some of them that can’t see a picture in their mind.

BOB: Uh-huh.

STEPHANIE: But they can actually get a picture and draw it on paper.

BOB: Hm.

STEPHANIE: And so, we actually had an experience this last year where we had a child that we knew was hearing from the Lord. We knew he was picking up things. And he was not able to say it with his mouth. And so we got out the paper one day, and got the crayons out,

BOB: [Laughs]

STEPHANIE: – and said, “Okay. Just do a simple picture of whatever.” And, of course, we did this with everyone. We actually had two children that were not able to hear from the Lord. They could draw. And they had the most accurate –

BOB: Hm.

STEPHANIE: Prophetic pictures that we had seen. And we were shocked and just blessed.

BOB: Yeah. Yeah.

STEPHANIE: At how the Lord was speaking. So there are many ways that the Lord can speak. Art. Music. He speaks, you may wake up in the morning hearing a song and just know that that’s from heaven. And it may even be a secular song. The Lord spoke to me one time about [laughs] “How sweet it is to be loved by you,” that wonderful old song.

BOB: Right. Yeah. Yeah. [Laughs]

STEPHANIE: And my heart just wept when I, when He was–

BOB: Yeah.

STEPHANIE: I knew He was singing that song straight to me,

BOB: Wow. Wow.

STEPHANIE: And I was like, “Oh, how sweet it is to be loved by you.”

BOB: Wow. (laughs)

STEPHANIE: So what a precious way. The Lord speaks to us in gentle, precious, sweet ways, and,

BOB: Okay, Stephanie, so, I understand I need to hear God’s voice.

STEPHANIE: Yes.

BOB: I need to hear Jesus. I’m with you.

STEPHANIE: [Laughs]

BOB: And I’ve discovered how He speaks to me, and I’m hearing things from Him. But sometimes I don’t understand what He’s saying.

STEPHANIE: [Laughs]

BOB: I don’t get it. What do I do?

STEPHANIE: Go back to the Word of God. The Word of God will teach you His thoughts. His ways are higher than our ways. His understanding is way higher than ours. Now Jesus spoke in parables in the Word, and so many times if you have a picture of something that keeps repeating, like we said, numbers – But there may be a picture. Maybe fish come up, or something. You keep seeing fish over and over. What’s the Lord talking about? Well, go back to the Word of God and say, “Lord, I’m going to look, I’m going to search for fish. And I see You’re doing this. And it could have something to do with multiplication. It could have something to do with – Fish can also represent lost souls that are coming into Jesus. Could be even praying for other believers, because we know, even the Christian symbol is a fish.

BOB: Uh-huh.

STEPHANIE: So it could be praying for other believers, and missionaries, or whatever. Maybe the Lord’s calling you to something. So begin to tie whatever picture that the Lord is showing you over and over to something out of the Word of God, or even a story. Go in and search, even do a word search through the Word of God. And the Lord will show you. You will know.

BOB: Okay. We need to take one more quick break. And when we come back, one of the things that Stephanie says you can do if you’re not sure what God is saying is you may just have to wait. Wait on Him. And she had an experience where she had a dream, [music] and she didn’t know for five years what it meant.

STEPHANIE: [Laughs]

BOB: But God showed her. So come right back after this.

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