Wednesday, February 22, 2012
One thing that I would daresay we all have in common, is the desire for God to speak to us. He WANTS to speak to us. He desires communication with us. The problem usually lies in the process of our own ability to hear and to discern.
We don't always hear, because we aren't passionate about His Word. We don't hear because we haven't positioned ourselves to listen. We don't hear because we don't believe deep down that we WILL hear.
God wants to speak, but He also wants us to take the necessary steps to prepare ourselves to hear from Him and then to obey it. Obedience is the key to hearing the sweet, still, small voice of God. We must prepare ahead of time that we will abandon our plans, no matter what they are, when they differ from what God is telling us. We have to choose to obey His voice even when it means that our own will and desire will be over-ruled by His. He has to be first priority.
We must purposefully focus on God and invite the sweet Holy Spirit to speak and then put our full attention on Him and be ready for Him to impart His voice to our ears.
"I will meditate on Your precepts
and regard Your ways."