The Voice of Friend

“My sheep listen to My voice; I know them and they follow Me. John 10:27

What are you asking God about today? How will you know His answer?

Very often we come to God with rather dramatic questions: "Is this the person I should marry?" Or, "Is that the life vocation you desire me to choose?" How convenient it would be for us if God would simply write His answer in the clouds. How we long to hear an audible voice, or see a stroke of lightning that etches His directions upon a tree!

God knows everything and He wants us to come to Him with our questions. But He also wants to do something far more amazing than simply answering our questions. As we seek to hear His voice we get to know Him as our friend and Lord. He desires that we know Him well enough to learn to hear His still, small voice, even when it is as gentle as a whisper. Learning to be a good listener takes time, but the relationship is more than worth the effort!

Perhaps God's message for you will become evident in a deep study of His Word. Perhaps you will hear it in the wise counsel of a friend. Perhaps it will emerge through long, searching times of prayer and fellowship with Him. He wants us to know Him well and to love Him deeply.

Your View of God Really Matters …

If you believe God really is Personal and actually wants a relationship with you, your prayer life will become more than an opportunity to list your requests. It will be a treasured time to talk with God, get to know Him better and listen for the sound of His voice.

Recount a time in your life when you were seeking God's will. What did you do? What have you learned since then and what will you do the same or different next time? Why?

Read God’s Word Today…

Colossians 4:2 “Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.”

1 Peter 5:7 “Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you.”

GOD, because You are personal I will seek to listen to Your voice.

Based on the writings of Bill Bright

©2019 Bright Media Foundation

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