God gives unparalleled advice and wisdom—are we listening as we should? Are we reading, studying, and applying His Word against all the world’s noise? Sometimes, we must rid our heads of all the chatter and listen for God’s inner, still voice.
In those quiet times, as the Holy Spirit sees fit, He will give us valuable information that addresses our lives personally. But if we don’t take the time to learn of Him from more than a theological standpoint, we’ll miss that personal interaction that feeds and satisfies our spirit in these troubling times.
When the Lord speaks, we need to listen up.
Every believer is responsible for purposefully listening to what the Holy Spirit says. It’s not good to lean on others to do all your hearing. Sometimes, the Lord will whisper a distinct nugget for your ears only. Will He find you listening?
The more we involve the Spirit in our daily routines, the more intimate our relationship with Him becomes. Acquiring that level of faith to know when He’s speaking is an ongoing process that matures as we obey His Word and devote daily fellowship time with Him.
Who wouldn’t want to listen to what God has to say?
Give ear and hear my voice,
Listen and hear my speech (Isaiah 28:23, NKJV).
Right now, the world is unstable, and if you’re conducting your life solely on its “upside-down” philosophies, viewpoints, and attitudes, you’ll end up just as erratic. But as believers in Christ, we are privileged to get directions from El Elyon, the Most High God. He knows the particulars of our situations and will direct our path accordingly (see Proverbs 3:5-7).
The more we listen—the more we recognize when He’s speaking.
And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left (Isaiah 30:21 KJV).
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