Listen for God’s voice

December 31, 2009 | 3 comments

What voice are you listening to today?

Voices come from many different directions.

If we’re married, we hear the voice of our spouse. If employed, the voice of our boss. If learning in school, the voices of teachers and professors. If reading a book, the voice of the author.

There are verbal voices and nonverbal voices.

People’s words are usually easy to notice. Their voice is verbal. It’s the nonverbal voices we need to pay special attention to because they are just as influential, yet often not noticed.

There is the voice of hope and positive expectation. That’s a good voice to listen to. But there’s the voice of discouragement, dismay, and despair. This voice is not a healthy guide to follow.

There’s the voice of love, care and compassion. There’s the voice of hate, apathy and anger.

There’s the voice of health, harmony and peace. There’s the voice of sickness, disease, and chaos.

There’s the voice of honesty and integrity. There’s the voice of dishonesty and deceit.

There’s the voice of God. There’s the voice of the carnal mind leading thought away from God.

There’s the voice of Good. There’s the voice of evil.

Which voice are you listening to? Which voice is guiding you? Which voice do you honor with your attention and devotion?

In Truth, there is only one voice, the voice of God. All other claims to authority diminish and cease until they are heard no more.

Until the full realization of Good’s totality is understood, it is wise to ask, “What voice am I listening to today?”

Listen to God, as you navigate through the day–and plan for the New Year! And you’ll be led aright.

The voice of the Lord is powerful.” Psalms

3 thoughts on “Listen for God’s voice”

  1. Thank you Evan. You have identified the voices that I sometimes listen to. I’m learning to listen to God’s voice, more and

    A Happy New Year to you and your family. This is going to be a year of great spiritual growth for all.

  2. I loved this simple lesson on listening. Such an important one that bears repeating over and over. And, Evan, you have put it so clearly, and gently.

    This listening is essential to obedience, for Hebrew, shama, means to hear, listen to, and obey. This brings to mind what Jesus answered the scribe who asked which is the first commandment of all? (Mark 12) Hear, O Israel, The Lord our God is one Lord. (Deut. 6:4) Doesn’t this resonate with that of Exodus 20:3? “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”

    Your blog really hooked me, Evan, so I shall continue on my own blog:

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