Are You Plugged In to Hear God? By Karen Rowe


Good Afternoon Dear Friends,

Welcome to Hope in Today Ministries, Inc.
Daily Devotion to God’s Holy Word.
Are You Plugged In to Hear God? By Karen Rowe
  • A Side Note from the Devotion Today!  It is about why it is so important for us to ask God.  To Listen for His Voice!

I felt inspired to share this awesome revelation with you!  We would love for you to comment with any Scripture the Voice of the Lord brings to your mind as you read this.  And To God be the Glory.  We truly hope this is a help to you and an encouragement to ask God questions as you talk with Him.  And purpose to hear God’s Voice!

Earlier, this afternoon, as I moved the leaf-blower from one location to the next, I plugged the extension cord in the receptacle, but nothing happened.  Of course, you would know about it as soon as I did to check the other connection!  The connection to the leaf-blower had pulled loose enough that it was not receiving the power.

Follow me on this!

The Bible says, we have not, because we ask not.

And, if we ask amiss … Of course you would know about it as soon as I do, to check ourselves to the Bible!  But some doubt the Word of God is Perfect for us?  I don’t!

  1.  We ask God for Help:  I can think of at least 2 specific relationships that were hard enough (in my personal boundries) that I asked God to make it stop.  Why do I share this with you?  Because no matter what we ask, we 1st have to ask!  Even if we ask wrong, still for communication to happen, we have to be humble enough to ask God, and to ask, we have to believe God is God!  And, God corrected me on both accounts.  The first time, God answered me with fantastic teaching:  “You envy her.”  In my discussion with God, I asked again, how can I envy someone I don’t respect?  God replied, “You envy her ability to not be responsible, and you can’t *let go from being responsible.”   The 2nd time:  God replied to me: “No, I will not make this situation go away; you will learn to be grateful in all things!”  Immediately I changed my attitude; found supernatural JOY, actually looked forward to serving …  And, God took the situation away.  BOTH TIMES *After I got my heart right with God.
  2. We receive Help freely from God:  Some people have the gift to give without being asked!  How do we identify the difference when we didn’t have to ask God for what blessed us?  It was a blessing! And signs and wonders will follow a child of God!

God has the gift to give without being asked!

God gave us the sun, the moon, the soil to grow veggies, meats, and even trees.  God gave us the trees for shade, lumber to build shelter, and fuel to burn to stay warm.  We didn’t have to ask God for the gift; Because God has the gift for giving! So do many people!

We didn’t ask God for Jesus, but For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son …

Yet, there are situations *usually dealing with people that we have, to be honest with God and ask God to help us.  And, wait to hear God’s Voice tell us our next move!

So my friends, Ask God, even if you are wrong!  That may be the point to understand.

How can you hear God correct you, if you don’t ask Him for help?

How can you receive a blessing, if you don’t know and believe in the love God has for you?

1st, we must be born again!  Our spirit needs the Blood of Jesus to be made Alive with Eternal life!  Our soul needs the Word of God to grow in our Salvation.

Salvation is not a gift we asked God to give, because God made Salvation available to us!
Salvation is a gift we ask God to help us come to and to grow in.

But like the plug on the leaf-blower, we still have to check ourselves to see if we are functioning well (in being plugged into God):  God is our source of power to overcome and live blessed ***to be a blessing in all things.  Is there Peace? How about JOY?  Prayer with God in Jesus’s Name brings Joy!!!

JOY is included in this life with God; and beyond all we can think, imagine; or even ask for.

In Closing:

In this world, the world has it reversed; and so could not asking God freely to help you, be a lie/technique of the devil to keep people perishing in a lack of knowledge???  DOUBT will stop Pursuit!  Instead, Ask God first:  Then LISTEN.


DOUBT will stop Pursuit!

Instead, Ask God first:  Then LISTEN.

We ask God to hear His Voice.


We ask God to hear His Voice.

“And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” NOTE:  Peter asked Jesus & trusted Jesus enough to be willing & come to JESUS!  YET, Peter proves to us he needed Jesus all the same (Matthew 14:28)
Then, the same Peter:  … If I should die with thee, I will not deny thee in any wise (Mark 14:31).”  BUT Peter got scared and didn’t know what to do again.  Jesus didn’t quit loving Peter!  Jesus already knew Peter would need courage he couldn’t have *UNTIL the HOLY SPIRIT come!
But Peter repeatedly said insistently, “Even if I have to die with You, I will not deny You!” And they all were saying the same thing as well.
Can we still say the same?  Jesus knows our hearts better:  How could we deny Jesus Today?  What does God want you to know about your situation?  Are you grateful?  Is there JOY?  Are you talking with God to Hear His Voice?  What is your Faith level?  How close are you to your Peace?
How close are you to your Peace?
Jesus leaves peace for us.  Jesus gives us peace … YES!
Wow! This is good, isn’t it?  I thank Jesus for this revelation even as I type!
JOHN 14:27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
I need to get dinner ready, so I must stop for now.  But I truly believe the Lord wanted me to write this for us today!  I for one, say, thank you Lord, I receive!
When you receive this you will never be the same!
Ask God to hear His Voice!
Ask God to hear His Voice!
Prov. 3 Verses 5 to 6

[5] Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. [6] In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.


How much do we really trust God?

What is your faith level?

  What is your faith level when the weight of the pain comes?  It is our goal to encourage you in the same way the Lord encourages us!  We grow from disappointments; as you may grow stronger muscles by lifting weights.  If you give up, what have you received?  Are you going to give up on God?    If you don’t ask God for help, how can God help you?  How could God speak to you about teaching you His Way to be effective in your struggle … Unless you ask God?


Friends, When we trust God, he gives us HIS supernatural strength! HIS Supernatural energy!  HIS Supernatural inspiration!  And a HIS new spiritual Heart that we can joyfully receive God’s blessings in His wonderful teaching lessons that are for us/not against . . . And, then the test goes away.

We have to pass the test to be promoted; right?

The battle is not yours!

The battle belongs to God FOR you!

Peter did ask Jesus!  Sure he sank when he felt the waves and saw the reality of where he was out there walking on the water!  But who lifted Peter up?  Jesus is the answer!  Jesus wants to lift you up too! But you have to ask God and then wait to hear His Voice!


I hope this is a blessing to you!

Love in Christ,

Hope in Today Ministries, Inc.


Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose *mind is stayed on thee: because he *trusteth in thee.
Isaiah 26:3 KJV
We love you in Christ, Karen with Hope in Today Ministries, Inc.



God IS Love! Love is defined in 1 Co 13. Follow Jesus!

Love in Christ,
Karen Rowe

Hope in Today Ministries Team:  Pastor Jesse L. Alston, Robert and Karen Rowe.

Hope in Today Ministries, Inc.


We need each other to get to where God calls us to go!




Praise God – For we are ever-increasing in HIS power and in His knowledge that is of God!


” For God

hath not given us the spirit of fear;

but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. “


Thru and By Jesus,
God has given us the Holy Spirit OF His Mind … A Sound Mind is HIS Mind, which translates to Self-Control & Self-Disclipline!       .  .  .  .   Is this good for you Today?


Obedience to God IN Faith in & of The Christ is where all blessings from God are discovered! Follow Jesus and Trust in God. There is no fear in Love, but perfect love drives out fear. That’s why there is a calm that comes over you when you hear the Word of God preached. And that is why fear creeps in AT you when you hear the media preach. JESUS calms the storms and there is no mountain Satan can build high enough that faith IN CHRIST can’t tear down. Jesus is a POWERFUL Name! & Jesus is the name above all names.



“BUT LET a man EXAMINE himself, AND SO LET him eat OF THAT bread, and drink OF THAT cup (1 Corinthians 11:28 KJV).”

“FOR THIS CAUSE many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep (1 Corinthians 11:30 KJV).”

Thank you Jesus for this Revelation?  I pray in Jesus Name for you to Receive in Christ the life Jesus was Risen to Give you!  Do you want to be made well?  what did Jesus say to the man who wanted to be made well?



And, Always Remember 2 Things!  No, Today, God gave me 3 things:

1.  When you receive this, you will never be the same!

2.  God for us.  God with us.  God in us. 

3.  Always Remember to come to Jesus, Before you go head on.

How do you find out How much God loves you?  How do you get from Point A to Point B?





Point A *Must Repent

Point B *Beginning of Being Born Again.



Repent is a beautiful word!  It means letting go of condemnation & turning to walk with God In Jesus Name.

*We can’t get to where God is taking us if we wont’ let go of what is in one hand to follow Jesus with both hands ready to receive the life and blessings that are found in our relationship with God the Father through and by Jesus, the Son of God:  Jesus truly is the Christ, the Son of the Living God!  This is my Testimony, but by me telling you what Jesus does for me, this gives God permission to do it again in your life!


Can I say give God permission?  Sure!  As a parent is waiting on a child to believe enought to obey … to come into a trusting obedience:  yes, this response to God in Believing in Whom God is activates our believing Faith for God to do it again!  God is waiting on us to move from point A to point B!


1st Step to Being Born Again, Repent!  For the Kingdom of God is near to you!  Lord, I receive this!  I will never be the same!  The Kingdom of God is NOW!  Repent and Be Born Again to LIVE and Be set FREE from the law of sin and death (Pride and Selfish Ambition).

Believing on Jesus, 


After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

11 Give us this day our daily bread.

12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

Matthew 6:9-13 King James Version (KJV)

Holy Spirit You are Welcome Here!

And to God be the Glory!

Love in Christ,




Holy Spirit encourage the readers today. 

Lift our minds higher to God’s Thoughts. 

Bless those who will receive to receive.

  And, keep molding our hearts to be always ready to bloom for and to Your Glory God.

Thank you Jesus for the Life you Gave for us to have Life!  Father God, we praise YOU for the power and teachings you have provided for us to learn 1st HOW to have this life with YOU; and we Praise You for the teachings you have provided to us, so that we can Follow, stay and abide in Your Goodness, Grace and Mercy!  And, we Praise you Lord God, for the power of your Love with, for and in  us to abide in Your Realm of Your Kingdom:  Jesus has COME & Holy Spirit You are here; and near to all who call on You in  Jesus Name!


Help us to be a blessing; and we in Christ Jesus  pray …in the Holy  Spirit of the Most High and Holy God.



Our Mission is to be ambassadors FOR the Lord, in the POWER of HIS LOVE; … and that’s not ego (ambassador is defined as:  a person who acts as a representative (of JESUS) or promoter of a specified activity (LIFE & Blessings WITH GOD through and by Jesus the Christ, the Son of the Living God … FREEDOM in Christ…); to teach in the power of HIS knowledge; to minister in the power of His Spirit; and To God be the Glory!

If you have questions, we are here to help …

Hope in Today Ministries, Inc.

Karen Rowe

Personal Motto:  “I don’t have it all figured out, BUT GOD DOES … Follow JESUS!”
Personal Revelation Life Verse:  And we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and the one who remains in love remains in God, and God remains in him (1 John 4:16 HCSB)

Thank you Jesus!
Holy Spirit you are welcome here!

Hope in Today Ministries, Inc.

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