January 15, 2024
Learning to listen to God (2)
"If you willingly obey me, the best...will be yours." Isa 1:19 CEV
People think they can't hear from God, when in reality, there are things they already know He wants them to respond to, and so far they haven't done it. The quicker you do whatever the Lord has already told you to do, the sooner He will reveal the next step to you. His promise is, "If you willingly obey me, the best...will be yours." Hearing from God is something you only develop with practice— especially if you're a talker! That's why He says, "Be still, and know that I am God" (Ps 46:10).
Our flesh is full of energy; we always want to be doing something, and it can be difficult for us to be still. Don't just talk to God when you need something; spend time listening. He will open up many issues if you will just be still before Him. You say, "I don't think I have ever heard God talk to me." Maybe that's because you haven't learned to listen! When you ask God for something, tune your "receiver." Even if He doesn't respond at that very moment, rest assured He will in due time.
You may be doing some ordinary task when He decides to speak to you. And if you have honored Him by learning to listen as you fellowship with Him, He will speak to you at exactly the right time. Perhaps you have spent years going your own way. If so, don't despair; it's not too late to change direction. If you're willing to obey God, He will guide you on the exciting journey of learning to hear from Him every day of your life.
Learning to listen to God
"Be still, and know that I am God."
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