Think of the person you love most on this earth. Among all the things you love about that person, do you love to hear his or her voice? In spending time with that person, do you love not only to speak but also to hear your loved one speak? Not only to hear your loved one speak to others but most especially to speak one on one intimately and personally to you? Aren’t speaking and listening a vital part of your blessed relationship with that person? And isn’t the same true with other people who are dear, near, and oh so precious to you?
What about the Lord, friend? There is no more beautiful, loving, merciful, kind, tender yet firm, truthful, righteous, unbelievably wrathful when necessary and warranted, forgiving when repentance comes, wonderful, precious, marvelous, magnificent, wise, breathtaking, enriching, comforting, fulfilling, exciting, calming, reassuring, steadfast, faithful, powerful, inspiring, impassioned, life-giving, and life-changing voice in the universe than the voice of God almighty.
He speaks to His children through the Bible, by His Holy Spirit to our hearts always in line with the Bible, through others when He so chooses, through dreams and visions He gives us, and in any way He so desires.
But how much dedicated and devoted alone time do we take in the presence of the Lord to love Him, honor Him, adore Him, praise Him, worship Him, cry out to Him, pray to Him – and to HEAR HIM and OBEY HIM when we HEAR HIM?
God’s most beautiful voice is to be SOUGHT, to be HEARD, and to be OBEYED!
Consider and be encouraged by the psalmist’s longing for the Lord!
“As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.” Psalms 42:1
What about you, friend? Where do you stand?
I devote much time daily in the presence of the Lord, I read the Bible every day no matter what as I committed long ago to do, I seek Him and listen for His beautiful voice day and night, I long to commune with Him, I hunger to draw near to Him and Him to me, I strive to be His faithful daughter and servant and to repent when I fall short. For He is Lord of Lords, King of Kings, my Savior, my God, my first love, my forever love, and I am His, and He is so blessedly mine!
“My beloved is mine, and I am his…” Song of Solomon 2:16
I hope this message and sharing my heart with you inspire you to crave and thirst for and seek after His amazing presence, His beautiful voice, and a life totally devoted to Him as His good and faithful child and servant through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, AMEN!
“The voice of the LORD is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the LORD is upon many waters. The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is full of majesty. The voice of the LORD breaketh the cedars;…the voice of the LORD divideth the flames of fire. The voice of the LORD shaketh the wilderness;…The voice of the LORD maketh the hinds to calve, and discovereth the forests: and in his temple doth every one speak of his glory…the LORD sitteth King for ever. The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.” Psalms 29:3-11