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There are times when you need to flush your head of all the outside voices and listen for the inner still voice of God. If you listen up, it’s in those quiet moments when you can hear valuable nuggets from the Holy Spirit; tidbits of wisdom that addresses your life personally.
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 a believer in Christ, you are privileged to get your directions from the Most-High God. He knows which way you should turn; and He knows who you should trust when making important decisions.
God gave you a measure of faith—wisdom too, if you ask for it. One does not cancel out the other.
Listen and hear my voice; pay attention and hear what I say, (Isaiah 28:23, NIV).
It’s every believer’s responsibility to purposefully listen to what the Holy Spirit is saying to them. It’s not a good idea to lean on others to do all your spiritual listening. There will be times when the Lord whispers a distinct word directly to your spirit. Could He be checking to see if you’re listening?
Isn’t it obvious since so many church buildings are closed due to this virus that we need our own one-on-one communication system with God? With all good intentions, sometimes people will tell you to go left because the Lord told them to go left; on the other hand, the Lord might tell you to go right. Consequently, if you don’t listen for yourself, you might follow another person’s specific instructions that the Lord gave for them to do. When you do that, you’re out of God’s will for your own life.
When the Spirit of the Lord speaks, we need to listen up.
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).
The more we listen—the more we hear Him speaking.
The more we involve the Holy Spirit in our daily routines, the more intimate our relationship with Him becomes; because then, we’ll find ourselves listening and depending on that still voice for directions. Acquiring that level of faith to know when the Lord is speaking is an on-going process that develops as we obey His Word and devote daily fellowship time with Him. Who wouldn’t want to listen to what the Spirit of the Lord has to say?
See you next week on Paulette Talks Faith.