God’s voice speaks. But, do we listen? He calls our name. But, do we hear? He gives us direction. But, do we act?
One morning, back in January, I was sitting in my prayer chair and opened my Bible to Isaiah 30:21 –
Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”
Immediately, I felt as if a lightning bolt hit my soul. This verse wasn’t new to me. In fact, I’ve read it over and over through the years. But, this time something was different. I asked God to help me understand why, but no logical explanation was revealed.
So, I claimed Isaiah 30:21 as my focus verse for 2015. For the following months, I continued asking God to help me grasp the fullness of the verse. Little did I know, He was preparing me to recognize His quiet, yet powerful voice from the thousands of other voices in my life…
- The Voice of Reason.
- The Voice of Doubt.
- The Voice of the World.
- The Voice of Self.
- The Voice of Fear.
- The Voice of Logic.
- And so many more.
God was training me to listen as He guides and directs my decisions along the way. I found the more I surrendered to Him, read His Word, and communicated with Him the easier it was to discern His voice. Over the past 9 months, God has slowly opened my eyes to His purpose for igniting a passion for this verse in my life. Oh, that I may hear with listening ears and act with confidence knowing He is directing the way.
God knows what lies ahead. He desires for us to surrender it all to Him and follow His lead. Looking back over the year, I see how God gave me opportunities to practice this verse. Learn His voice. Follow His lead. He knew the major decisions the Reflective Life Ministries’ production team would face this year especially when it came to our faith-based movie project – STRONGER. He has divinely orchestrated connections for us to partner with Christ-centered PTSD organizations for this film. He has helped us define our purpose for STRONGER as He led us each step of the way.
Are you in the midst of a situation, decision, or life choice? Listen to God’s voice. Speak these words out loud… God, when I turn to the right and to the left, may I hear Your voice behind me saying, “This is the way; Walk in it.”
From My Heart to Yours,