Are You Listening? Part II

There’s this great verse from Isaiah. It reads:

Isaiah 30:21
“Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “ This is the way, walk in it,” Whenever you turn to the right hand Or whenever you turn to the left.”

God is always speaking. It may through a friend, a circumstance, or even in the complexities of nature. You have to know His subtleties. Hollywood kind of confuses things (as usual) because God is not this booming voice penetrating the clouds while helpless humans look on in terror. His voice is soft and kind and kind of touches your heart as it fills your being with peace and trust. His voice is so soft in fact, that this is why it is important to get quiet before God. Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still, and know that I am God;I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”

God knew how loud it would be for us living in this world and he gave us this command out of His concern and love for His children.

So first, learn to be still. Second, we need to know God’s voice.

The quickest way to know God is to read His words. Pastors and Christian programming is OK, but it shouldn’t be your only method of hearing God’s word. Keep in mind, everyone is human and there is a possibility of things getting lost in translation. I’m not saying it always happens, or that it is done on purpose, but you need to find out for yourself.

So, how will reading the Bible help? Well, let’s see.

Proverbs 8:17
“I love those who love me, And those who seek me diligently will find me.”

When God promises, look out! He intends on keeping it. His words do not return void.

Matthew 7:7 says, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”

And finally, James 1:5: “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”

Yeah, but how do I trust in something I can’t see? God made a way. More tomorrow.

*Bible verses from Biblegateway.com, New King James Version.

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