Listening for the God who’s speaking… God is speaking, dear friends. Are you listening? If you are listening, are you hearing? Are you hearing from Him?
Often we focus on the fact that God hears us and answers our prayers. I, myself, have written on it several times. But, can we take a step to the side of self and listen for Him? Purposely open oneself to hear what He has to say to you, at this time, at this moment, for this day?
In John 10:27 Jesus says, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.” The first noticeable aspect of that verse is they hear His voice. Their hearts and minds are not just baaing away; rather, they are opened in anticipation and waiting. There is but one voice that garners their attention, and that’s the Shepherd. All other attractions and distractions fade into the back when He speaks.
Friends, God is actively speaking to His sheep. God is opening up to His people, His followers, His will, His words, and His ways. Are our ears tuned into Him as the sheep of His pasture, or are we letting other noises of this world disrupt the flow between Him speaking and our hearing?
God, we need to hear from You. I pray that You would keep speaking to us. And, I pray even more fervently, that we would hear and act on what You have to say. In the name of Jesus Christ, AMEN!