January 14, 2024
Learning to listen to God (1)
"The Spirit...will come and guide you into the full truth." Jn 16:13 CEV
Jesus told His disciples, "I have much more to say to you, but right now it would be more than you could understand. The Spirit shows what is true and will come and guide you into the full truth" (vv. 12-13 CEV).
Jesus spoke these words to men He had spent the previous three years with. Now, wouldn't you think if Jesus was with us in person, day and night for three years, we would have learned all there is to know? Not so. In fact, Jesus tells us to stay tuned, because He always has something to say to us about every new situation we face. But there are certain things He will only reveal to you when He knows you're ready to handle them. God wants to speak to you on a one-to-one basis, to lead you step by step into the good things He has in store for you. He cares about the tiniest details of your life.
So, never hesitate to take what you consider small things to Him—after all, everything is small to God! He cares about the desires of your heart. He wants to reveal truth to you that will set you free from fear and worry. His plan to share an intimate relationship with you was in place long before you were born. He "marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek him" (Ac 17:26-27 NIV).
Now think about it: If God planned your life in such minute detail before you were even born, isn't it important for you to learn how to listen to Him?
Learning to listen to God
He cares about the tiniest details of your life.
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