Hearing the voice of God is imperative


Eleven times, in the first 15 chapters of Jere­miah, it is recorded that God spoke directly to Jeremiah. God is not silent, separate, remote or removed from the everyday lives of His people. There is nothing about God that is limited by time or space… He can speak to anyone, any time or any place. The Lord spoke to Adam in a garden and to Moses in a desert. He spoke to Noah in an ark, on the floodwaters of judg­ment. He spoke to Jacob at the brook, Jab­bok. The Lord spoke to Paul in prison, to Peter on a rooftop and to John on an island called Pat­mos.

Suffice it to say that the voice of God is not lim­ited to tents, temples, or tabernacles.

It is important that the Christian hear the voice of God, An occasional awareness of God’s lead­ing is not enough. A Word from God can give wisdom, caution, correc­tion, confirmation, or comfort at a critical mo­ment in someone’s life. How we need to hear God speak!

The Lord doesn’t just speak a word to us for others; He speaks to us for us. I know the peo­ple I preach to, need a Word from God---but, I need a Word. I need to hear Him. Each of us deal with our own issues and face our own unique challenges….we need to hear Him. A Word from God can give us discern­ment in the midst of dif­ficulty. A Word from God can give us peace in prob­lems and counsel when we are confused. A word from God will feed our faith and give us strength to renounce our fears. God speaks through His Word. He speaks to us while we worship and exalt Him. God speaks to us when we are praying…. and God speaks to us as we just go through our day. We serve a God that speaks to His people.

The Lord spoke to Job in the midst of a storm. On a ship tossed by wind and wave, Jesus spoke To a storm. When you’re in a storm, it re­ally doesn’t matter whether the Lord speaks to it or In it…. as long as He speaks. Perhaps that’s where you are……in a storm. A storm of opposition. A storm of discouragement. A storm of fear. A storm of financial pressure. A storm of sickness. A storm of temptation. A storm of confusion.

Regardless the storm….. He speaks. Today, no matter what your situa­tion---mountain or valley, stormy or still, make it your determination to hear God speaking into your spirit.

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