Matthew 28:19-20 - Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
John 10:27 - My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
Amazing things happen when we listen/obey Christ. God promises that we can gain wisdom and understanding when we listen/obey Him. To listen to God we must first be open and willing to receive Him as Savior/Lord (John 3:16) -- receiving His Word by faith. His words are alive, and He speaks to our hearts!
God is revealed in creation (Romans 1:19-23), in our conscience (Romans 2:15), through Jesus (I Timothy 3:16), by the illumination of the Holy Spirit ( Corinthians 2:10, Ephesians 1:17-18), in times of old by the prophets (Hebrews 1:1-2, II Peter 1:21), and through the word (John 1:13-14).
Some of the ways that God speaks to us are: through the word (primarily) (II Timothy 3:16), through the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:14), through prayer and fasting (Acts 132-3), through chastisement, through shutting and opening of doors (Romans 3:8).
Listening to the Lord as our captain, we shall have victory through Him. (I Timothy 6:12 - Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.) Listening to Him as our guide, we shall be led safely by Him. (Matthew 28:19-20 - Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.) Listening to Him as our helper, we shall be upheld by Him. (Isaiah 41:10 - Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.) Listening to Him as our shepherd, we shall follow Him. (John 10:27 - My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.)
In this life, there are so many voices and opinions, but we have to take time to develop a closer walk/fellowship as we listen to what the Lord says to us. Then we won’t have so many regrets.
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father: I am so grateful that I have a personal relationship with You. I couldn’t make it one day without You in my life. Help me to hear and obey Your (primarily through your word and prayer). I desire to draw closer and closer to You. Thy word I am hiding in my heart that I might not sin against Thee. All this I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
(by Marsha Williams)
Amen Sis. Marsha! Obedience is the key. Help me Lord to obey your Word so that I can hear Your Holy Spirit speak to me consistently.
Amen & Amen!!
Yeah, Lord! Hallelujah! This devotion is His word of truth.
Amen!! Thank you LORD for your word that speaks to my heart. Help me to obey it by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Amen and Amen!