Are You Listening?


Are You Listening?

We live in such a fast-paced, busy world. It’s so easy to be bombarded by the myriad of voices that we can physically hear, yet never hearing that still, small voice of the Father.

Deut. 8:3 says that man doesn’t live on bread alone but by every word that proceeds from mouth of the Lord. The word “proceeds” could be translated “proceeding” because it is referring to an ongoing process of God speaking to us. He has much to say to us, but are we listening?

In Isaiah 55:3 God tells us to hear Him so that our soul may live. If you never listen to your spouse, your relationship is going to die quickly. When is the last time you took the time to really listen to Father speak? It will bring life to your weary soul.

In John 10:27, Jesus says that His sheep hear His voice. The literal meaning of this portion of scripture is that His sheep are hearing His voice, meaning that it’s an ongoing process. If His sheep are hearing His voice, then the implication is that the Shepherd is speaking quite often to them. Are we listening to our Shepherd? It’s the Shepherd who leads us beside the still waters, who restores our soul, who causes our cup to overflow, who guides us in paths of righteousness. He can’t do these things to sheep who won’t listen.

In closing, I want to share something personal with you. I sat down to read the Word one Sunday afternoon. I hadn’t gotten very far into it before the Lord spoke four different devotions to write. I had this thought stick with me for several days: If God can speak four things so quickly to me when I take a few moments to sit still before Him, what am I missing out on when I refuse to take the time to listen for His voice?

Ps. 46:10 Be still and know that He is God.
© Stacy R Miller


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