The Voice of God
“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock.”Matthew 7:24-25 ESV
Wisdom is the practice of hearing God’s voice and doing what He says.
There are many voices competing for your attention, but only One speaks words of life.
- The voice of culture is a voice of casual compromise. It encourages you to go with the flow, and not to take too strong a stand for God.
- The voice of self-confidence is a “rational” voice that relies on instinct, experience, and intellect.
- The voice of the enemy speaks words that distract, discourage, and defeat. Those thoughts of worthlessness, condemnation, and hopelessness? Those are whispers of the prince of darkness.
These voices are joined by a myriad of others, each attempting to be validated by your agreement.
The voice of God is a “still, small voice,” yet one whose weight steadies the soul. God speaks with authority, with hope, with love. His words are life.
Listening to God’s voice causes your faith to increase. Doing what God says causes your life to be protected by His hand and promoted by His favor.
There is no other voice so sweet, no other voice so strong, no other voice I need so much as the voice of God.
Father- I may not be able to silence every voice, but I get to choose the voice with which I come in agreement. Today I choose to align myself with Your voice.