One word I hear God saying changes my life. I can go for at least a month and perhaps a life time when I receive a revelation, calling, Scripture promise, sign, dream, prophetic word, through which God is speaking to me. I am preparing for a spiritual formation class I am facilitating tomorrow. We will discuss the liturgical readings (Isaiah 60; Eph 3;Matthew 2) for Epiphany There is a red thread of God speaking In the readings we see God speaking through (1) PROPHETIC PROMISES “Nations (Gentiles) will come to your light, kings to your brightness with gold, frankincense… they saw the child in the arms of Mary…presenting gifts, gold, frankincense, myrrh”; SIGNS “star in the east” DREAMS “In a dream, they were warned.” REVELATION AND CALLING , “…I, Paul, having taken up the cause of you outsiders (Gentiles)…I got the inside story on this from God himself…. This is my life work…It came as a sheer gift to me, a real surprise.” COUNSEL OF OTHERS, “Herod gathered all the high priests and religion scholars in the city together and asked, “Where is the Messiah supposed to be born?”They told him, “Bethlehem.” I received a ‘word” from God through friend with a prophetic gifting 25 years ago that God is giving me a ministry/gifting for healing the brokenhearted. This word changed my life becoming my life message.