Acts 18:9-11, Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace: 10 For I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city. 11 And he continued there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.
Our Lord spoke to Paul often. According to the biblical record, Paul not only heard the voice of God, he heeded (obeyed) the voice of God. Is not this the reason Paul accomplished so much, with so little? Is not this the reason Paul’s life and ministry resulted in God’s glory and much good for others?
We all have a great need today to cultivate a hearing ear. It is impossible for us to live fruitful and fulfilling Christian lives as followers of Jesus if we don’t.
It is the voice of that calls us to do the will of God for our life. The voice of God commands us. The voice of God comforts us when we need to be comforted and convicts us when we have sinned. It is the voice of God that challenges us to live lives of risk. And it is God’s voice that changes the direction of our lives for His glory!
God’s blessings in our life are determined by our willingness, not only to hear the voice of God, but also our willingness to heed (obey) the voice of God!
Unfortunately, there are many voices in the world today! While it is true that God has a purpose for your life and mine so do many others. Our families have a purpose for our lives. Our friends have a purpose for our lives. Our flesh has a purpose for our lives. Our foe (the devil) has a purpose for our lives!
The choices that we will make tomorrow are greatly determined by the voices we listen to today!
God is still speaking today. No doubt about it. The question is: Are we listening? Are we obeying?
“Can you hear Me yet?” – GOD
John 10:3-5, 27 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. 4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. 5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers. … 27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: