Thursday, January 12, 2017

This is another set of friends that hang out at my house this time of year! They want me to eat cookies, but I tell them no! The holidays are over! I have to be stern with them. Ha! Ha!

I wonder if you have given any thought to hearing God's voice. The Bible talks about His voice in several ways. "The voice of the Lord is over the waters; The God of glory thunders; The voice of the Lord is over many waters. The voice of the Lord is powerful; The voice of the Lord is full of majesty.
{Psalm 29:3} God wants you to hear His voice. When we see "over the waters" in this verse it is referring to the Word of God. We hear Him best through His word.We can become familiar with His voice. Not an audible voice, but the voice of His spirit which comes from the Holy Spirit, as we pull apart what He is saying to us.

My mother used to ask me why I read the old testament ? I remember telling her that we learned about God's character through who He was to Israel. He was protective, guiding, loving, watchful, jealous, powerful, and redemptive. His love for them knew no end. The authority that He placed on them caused them to be victorious in a miraculous way. Remember Joshua and the wall of Babylon for instance.

I heard him speaking to me in these historically correct stories that He wanted to give me even more than what they had. He wanted to live within me, and I said, "Yes Lord, come in take all of me."He said He would lead me by His eye, which simply means that he was personal and relational toward me. Sometimes I don't want to do what He says. I'm sure you have been in this place too. But when I obey His voice, His written word, I am overcome by His presence of love, joy, and peace so it is so right to do what is right!

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