Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Hear Me

“Now, Israel, hear the statutes and decrees which I am teaching you to observe, that you may live, and may enter in and take possession of the land which the Lord, the God of your fathers, is giving you.” Deuteronomy 4:1

Have you ever worn hand me downs, or clothes from the ukay-ukay? If you’re a younger child, you usually wear what your older sibling outgrew and can’t fit into anymore. I happen to like rummaging through the piles of clothes in the ukay-ukay, clothes somebody gave away, got tired of, or perhaps became too big for. But isn’t it exciting to receive something really meant for you, with your name on it, not handed down? 

Well, sometimes we think that we can only hear God through the priest or preacher, maybe a Bible teacher or scholar like Scott Hahn or Steve Ray or Priscilla Schirer. But it would be really exciting to “hear” God for ourselves, not piece of revelation passed on to us from others. Is it possible? 

In John 10:27 Jesus very clearly tells us that, “My sheep hear my voice, I know them, and they follow me.” That means it is very possible to hear God for ourselves, to have a revelation from God, guidance and light. If we want to be part of Jesus’ family, His flock, we should make sure to hear His voice so we can follow Him. From experience, I can say that just like with most things, if we want to be good at something, we need to practice. If we want to hear God we should maybe start with talking to Him, even ask Him questions, and then keeping quiet for some time. Expect Him to speak to you. We can be sure that what God says will line up with what scripture says. It will never contradict. Also, God’s messages will always give us peace even if He is correcting or disciplining us. There is no condemnation in Him, only love. God is eager to have a close relationship with us and if we just show up each and every day and talk to Him, we will have the fullness of life and blessing He wants for us.

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