Listen

We need learn to hear God’s voice and learn to obey. Our witness and testimony as Christians depend in large part on our obedience to Christ. How does God speak to us? God does often speak to us audibly but He does speak. Let us examine a few ways this week.

1) God speaks through His Word. Psalm 19:7-8 tells us The law of the Lord is perfect , restoring the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. We need to see Scripture as God speaking to us. Every time we open the Bible let us understand that God is teaching us and revealing truth to us. The Holy Scriptures are the primary means by which God speaks to us. Therefore, commit to reading, studying, and meditating on the Word of God each day.

2) God speaks through creation. Psalm 19:1 teaches us The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands. Paul also declares For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. (Romans 1:20) Be reminded every time that you view creation that God made all things and upholds all things. Examine the world around you and hear the voice of God.

3) God speaks through Jesus. Hebrews 1:1-2 reminds us that God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world. Jesus is the fullest, most robust means of God speaking to us. The Bible constantly points us to Jesus in creation, redemption, and ultimate restoration. Look to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. (Hebrews 12:2)

4) God speaks through the Holy Spirit. John 14:26 declares to us “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you. The Spirit of God lives in Believers and teaches us the truth of God. Listen to Him as He leads you and guides you.

God is speaking to you, dear Christian. Are you listening? And are you obeying?

Tony French

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