"My sheep hear My voice, And I know them, and they follow Me."
More often than not in our Christian walk we don’t really expect to “hear” the voice of God. We don’t expect Him to speak to us and direct our paths by showing us the way we should go. We don’t even include Him in most of our decision making. Yet the Scripture clearly tell us that if we are indeed of Jesus’ flock, we “will” hear His voice. And God will also direct our path. In fact, the
Scriptures says that’s what God expects of us. If we are not getting our
direction from Him, we are in error and following wrongly.
So how do we hear God’s voice? I know that when I have a problem, the error is with me and not God. (Romans 3:4) God is speaking to us all the time.
But we are hardened to His voice and not always able to hear it. We know God
speaks to us and we did hear it, but didn’t follow because we didn’t know it was
Him. We call it “hind sight”. Then it’s clear that God was speaking to us,
trying to guide us in the right direction, but His voice was not as clear to us
as the other voices we heard and followed.
Meditating in His Word is a way that we can become familiar with the sound of His voice. When we become familiar to the sound of His voice, it will be easier to hear it and distinguish it from the other voices. It is hard to follow what we can’t
hear clearly—We have a responsibility to ourselves to hear what is being said. Sensitize yourself to the voice of God.
Father, I know it is impossible for me to grow closer to You if I don’t spend time in Your Word. Your Word is the means by which You Sanctify us. Help me see and find the joy in meditating in Your Word so I can hear Your voice and have clearer direction. Amen.