My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. John 10:27
Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. Matthew 4:4
He humbled you, causing you to hunger â€¦ to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord. Deuteronomy 8:3
Iâ€™ve been reading The Discerner: Hearing, Confirming and Acting on Prophetic Revelation by James Goll. (I have not finished it yet, but one third into it, Iâ€™d say itâ€™s
In my view, the need for discernment is the critical skill or â€œintelligenceâ€ believers need today, especially if youâ€™re a leader.
Chapter Three is about hearing the voice of God. In order to hear, we must position ourselves to actually listen.
â€œEverything the Spirit says or does
Listening is something I need to get better at. Maybe you do too. We live in such a noisy, busy and distracted culture.
But the words of God are the source of life, and in order to be fed, we have to actually hear His voice, and in order to hear, we must invest the time and effort to listen.
â€œBe still and know that I am Godâ€ the Psalmist instructs us in Psalm 46:10. This is simple and clear to do, but not always easy.
Goll points out from the Deuteronomy 8:3 passage that â€œOur receptivity to Godâ€™s truth involves humility, hunger, being fed, and understanding the truthâ€ (The Discerner, page 59)
Because of his great love for us, the Lord will actively humble us in order to stir up hunger for His voice.
To hear his voice requires His presence, and that comes from cultivating intimacy.
Intimacy means that we give Jesus the attention of our minds and the agreement of our hearts.
Jesus promises to speak to us when we invite him into our lives. More so, he promises to dwell with us.
â€œBehold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.â€ Revelation 3:20
My prayer for you today dear