Hearing God. Day two
A Five-Day Series On Hearing God’s Voice. Day two.
When finding directions, a GPS is man’s best friend. You supply the destination you are requesting, and the GPS informs you how to get there. If you travel off course, a welcome voice recalculates to get you back on track.
A perfect metaphor, isn’t it? God’s word directs our steps is what David says in Psalm 119:105 “Your WORD is a lamp for my feet And a light on my path.” The bible is your spiritual GPS telling you the direction to choose and is a gift God gave humanity to recognize His voice. When you veer off course, He recalculates the route leading you back into harmony with His plan. Trouble enters when you don’t trust that plan. Because God doesn’t make mistakes, it’s best to allow Him to control your course.
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” The foundation of belief comes from God’s word, and that word is the inspired writings of scripture. The Bible and its entire contents are a result of consecrated men writing what the voice of God told them to write.
Trying to navigate through life without God’s word directing you, puts you on the wrong road, going the wrong way into the ditch of discouragement. The Bible gives correct directions; you’ll find the right route home if you listen and follow.
Jesus identified hearing His voice as important when He said, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” Roman 10:17
1. Find a place away from the noise.
2. Still your mind.
3. Then “immerse yourself in” the word of God. To discover God’s voice, you must listen to the messages He has given in scripture. Use God’s promises as words directed to you.
4. Meditate on the words and ask for their meaning.
Proverbs 3:5-6 –
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
As for God, his way is perfect:
The Lord’s word is flawless;
he shields all who take refuge in him.