Hearing Voices

Duane Vander Klok

“All scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.”
2 Timothy 3:16

Every day there are multiple voices trying to get our attention. Sometimes they are physical voices right in front of us, on the television, radio, internet, or over the phone. Sometimes the voices are spiritual forces that we cannot see, but speak within our heart, mind, and soul. Sometimes these voices are positive, bringing good news or affirmation, but other times they aim to divide, kill, steal, and destroy.

Psalm 1:1-4 says, “Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.”

As believers, we are called to always listen for, and follow, God. How do we do this though? By daily reading of scripture, engaging in prayer, and worshiping Him. Psalm 119 says, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” When we read scripture, pray, and worship, God doesn’t ignore us, but instead He speaks. He is alive and speaking into our lives every single day.

This week, let’s focus on reading scripture, spending time in prayer, and worshiping God every single day. Let’s turn off all of the other voices trying to get our attention, and instead ask, “God, what are you speaking over me in this moment?”