Daily Devotional Podcast. Follow along with blog post below.
In Joyce Meyer's book, How to Hear from God, she says, "God wants to speak to us about the plan He has for our lives" (p. vii). I can say that today, more than ever before, I am in tune with what God has to say regarding His plans for my life. I don't know all of them, of course, but He's revealed some of it. How about you?
How to Hear from God, is a book I've had for awhile. I pick up from time to time, because the content is that evergreen content that can be used during so many times in ones life. The following was taken from chapter one (p. 3):
"The world makes it easy for us to fill our ears with all kinds of things that drown out the voice of God and push Him far, far into the background of our lives. However, the day comes for every person when only God remains. Everything else in life eventually passes away; when it does God will still be there."
I don't know about you, but I can most definitely identify with that. I remember a time when I let life's problems and challenges drown out the voice of God. I didn't hear Him, because my focus was on other things. My concentration was on worrying about the things in life that were causing me pain. Pastor Joyce says that when we try to hide and ignore God, that makes it harder to hear from Him (p. 3). So true! That's exactly what I did and I missed Him in so many ways. But that was then and this is now. I know that instead of running away from God, I should have been running to Him. I finally came to the conclusion that I couldn't work through any situation in my life if God wasn't a part of them. And I came to understand that I needed Him and I wanted to hear from Him. I needed Him to help me sort out some things in my life and He did. Look at Isaiah 40:28:31:
Let those words be food for your soul as you tune into what the Lord has for your life. Be encouraged everybody as you continue your awesome journey and conversation with the Lord. He wants to hear from you and I would bet that you want to hear from Him, as well.
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.
He gives power to the weak,
And to those who have no might He increases strength.
Even the youths shall faint and be weary,
And the young men shall utterly fall,
But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.
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