Listen

I will hear what God the LORD will speak,
For He will speak peace
To His people and to His saints;
But let them not turn back to folly. Psalm 85:8 NKJV

Are you listening?

Not to me, nor to the media, nor even to the sounds of nature, but to the Almighty God?

The Creator of heaven and earth, the One who formed you in your mother’s womb, the One who created all the stars and planets.

Have you not known?
Have you not heard?
The everlasting God, the LORD,
The Creator of the ends of the earth,
Neither faints nor is weary.
His understanding is unsearchable. Isaiah 40:28

The One who was born of a virgin and misunderstood by many.

“Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.” Matthew 1:23

The One who came to save us from our sins.

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence, Eph. 1:7-8

Are you listening?

When does He speak?

Where does one go to hear the words of the Almighty God?

What is His address, does He have voicemail?

No, something far more timeless.

His Word, the Holy Bible, is God speaking to us.

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17

His Holy Spirit sent to teach us.

“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.” John 14:26

He’s speaking.

“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” John 10:27

Are you listening?

Dear Lord Jesus,

Thank You for Your Word. Thank You for the Holy Spirit to teach and bring the Word to remembrance. Lord Jesus, You alone know the struggles each of us face. You have all the answers we are looking for. Lord Jesus, please help me to listen to You. Help me to never put off or ignore time spent in Your Word. Please open my mind to learning and direct my soul that I might hear Your voice and obey. Lord, I know You would rather have obedience than sacrifice. Help me to be obedient. Lord Jesus, Your Word is truth, life, and righteousness. Thank You for what You have done, what You are doing, and what You will do. I love You, Jesus. Amen.

5 thoughts on “Listen

  1. desirayl

    Its hard to believe but Christmas will be here before we know it. Yesterday my husband and I we listen to the Bible Christmas Story for our devotional together. And he said that our prayer is to focus more on what the true meaning of Christmas is. We also prayed for the world to have peace and know that Jesus is the real reason!

    Blessings to you today hope!

    Reply
    1. hope Post author

      Blessings to you my friend! I’m so glad you and your husband are doing that. It is such a beautiful story and so important. I’m always surprised by the new things God shows me each time I read the Christmas story. I pray your day is blessed.
      Merry Christmas!

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