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How Do You Respond to God?

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(Proverbs 8:34-35) (talking about wisdom) “Blessed is the person who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at my doorways— because those who find me find life and gain favor from the LORD.”

(Psalms 27:8) “My mind recalls your word, “Seek my face,” so your face, LORD, I will seek.”

(John 7:17) “If anyone wants to do his will, he will know whether this teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own”.

(John 10:4) “When he has driven out all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they recognize his voice.”

 

 

Your first response to God’s voice can determine if He continues to guide you or not. He is not dependent on your obedience or desperate for it, rather, you need to seek His instructions if you want things to work out for you. He does not need to chase you, you need to chase Him and wait for every Word of life that He gives. He will always walk ahead of you to lead you. The only time we see God’s presence behind His people in the Bible is when they were crossing the Red Sea and He stopped the armies of Pharaoh from pursuing them.

Most of us have it backward and imagine Jesus knocking at our door like a Jehovah’s Witness, pleading to be accepted by you and let Him in. What we ignore is that He is warning us against a storm that is about to arise that will blow away our home. If we invite Him in, He has the power and authority to calm the seas and save us from losing everything and experiencing premature death.

Just like in the book of Exodus, during the last plague of Egypt. The blood of the lamb on the doorposts of believers stopped the angel of death from entering their homes. They were ready to obey, and therefore, received instructions from God through Moses.

So are you supposed to respond in obedience to every voice you hear? No, of course not, as some voices might be your selfish desires, fears, insecurities, or even Satan. Jesus teaches us that if we have a heart ready to obey what God commands us, no matter what the instruction, we will know if it is God speaking to us or not. If we seek His face, as He commands us in His Word, we will find answers for every situation.

If you have trouble recognizing God’s voice, then find someone who can and let them guide you. Maybe you are still a lamb (immature in your spiritual walk) and need to follow a sheep that hears the Shepherd’s voice and is used to following Him. They can transmit to you the peace needed in the middle of the storm, as they probably have experienced similar situations resulting in victory through Jesus. This is why God has established leaders in the church.

 


(“No matter what’s going on around you, when God speaks, you’ll experience a peace within you that will hold steady and bring you through victoriously.” – Bob Gass)

 

 


Prayers

• Heavenly Father, You are the King of the Jews, of Jacob and of Israel. The King upon the holy hill of Zion.
• Thank You for always talking to us and guiding us in every area of our lives.
• Forgive us today for having ignored your instructions or for not recognizing them.
• We ask that you continue to give us the wisdom we seek and you continue to speak to us through your Word.
• We thank You for the leaders and elders you have put above us to guide us. Give them wisdom and a clear understanding of Your will for our lives.
• We ask for the peace that only Jesus can give us during the storms we are facing right now.
• We speak “peace, be still” to the storms in our heart and mind regarding our health, finances, relationships, and future.

• We ask in Jesus’ Mighty name. Amen

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