We live in times were people are looking for answers. Now is the time for the people of God to be fully equipped to share God’s Word in a way that intrigues’ people to Biblical truths. Truths to live by in a sin cursed world growing in conflict, confusion and controversy.
God wants to use His children to provide answers, truths from the Lord that are exhilarating, intimate, unforgettable and ongoing. Truths that motivate and inspire the hungry to listen to God while receiving practical help and hearing from Him. Truths that help Christians to understand that the voice of God is not to be feared, but welcomed, like that of close friend, a loving husband, or honorable wife.
Just what are Biblical steps that enable Christians to discern the voice of God in a world demanding your attention and allegiance?
“Back in the day of telephone booths, a man stepped into the booth, dialed a number of a friend. When the connection was made, the friend on the other end of the line kept saying, ‘I can not hear you!” All the traffic in the back ground caused such a roar, it drowned out the man’s voice in the phone booth. In order for communication between the two friends to be effective, that man in the booth had to shut the door, shut out background noise. The world view has such a roar, you need to shut it out for a short season so you can hear the voice of God” (AMG Bible Illustrations. (2000). Chattanooga: AMG Publishers)
Christians shut the door on the interrupting roar of the world by making time to prayerfully read the Bible, prayerfully study the Word of God, listening to Christian music, watching Christian movies, and exercising their Spiritual gifts to sacrificially serve others, those in the world and fellow Christians.
Christians who shut out the world for a short season find themselves like the Psalmist who wrote, “I have hidden Your Word in my heart that I might not sin against You. Praise be to You, O Lord; teach me Your decrees. With my lips I recount all the laws that come from Your mouth. I rejoice in following Your statutes as one rejoices in great riches. I meditate on Your precepts and consider Your ways. I delight in Your decrees: I will not neglect Your Word.” (Psalm 119: 11-16)
Shut out the world so you can have effective communication with God, the Lord and sensitivity to the Holy Spirit! You will welcome the Lord voice for companionship, comfort, rebuke and guidance.