Today’s Key Scripture (all references NKJV unless otherwise noted:
My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.
There are many voices clamoring for our attention. These voices seek to guide, distract, direct and even destruct. It is important to understand those voices and ultimately learn to discern God’s true voice. Consider these:
- The most obvious voice that wants to direct our lives is our own. The “flesh” is a powerful voice (Romans 8:5). The mind tells us what to think. The will tells us what we want. The emotions tell us what to feel. Desires are ever-present. The “flesh” is unreliable, at best.
- Another type of voice which seeks to direct us is the voice of people all around us. God does speak through others, but there are many “other” voices that are destructive.
- The third type of voice you will hear early, often and long is the voice of the enemy of your soul (1 Peter 5:8).
- God’s voice, thankfully, is assured for each of us who call upon His name.
God seeks to direct your path through His presence, His Word, prayer, His Spirit, and even sometimes through circumstances. To hear His voice, however, you must learn to go beyond the shallow surface and go deeper where the Spirit of God lives within!
A Prayer for Today:
Good Morning, Holy Spirit! Help me to spend time in fellowship with You. Help me to listen more intently—to hear Your voice. Direct my paths through Your presence, Your Word, prayer, and Your Spirit. Help me to obey with my whole heart. Draw me closer to You today. Help me to want what You desire in my life. Help me think and act in alignment with Your Word. Help me to dwell in Your presence, to deal wisely in life, and live honorably in everything I do today. I want more of You and less of me. I pray all this in the Name above all names, Amen!