Message Summary: God will speak to us, but we must learn to listen for Him. Learning to listen for and to God requires focused and "in-tune" listening in combination with a filter for all the in-life clutter that our life styles and culture create. As Paul tells us in Romans 10:17, followers of Jesus must listen and hear the Word from the Lord: “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.". We are going all the time with stimuli from many different sources – how can God speak or be heard, in a still small voice, through all our noise? To hear and listen to God, "lengthy times in silence and solitude" with the Lord are needed. Times of quiet prayer with God permits the noise and clutter get taken away. Again, in Psalm 141:1, the Psalmist admonishes us to call upon the Lord and to listen for God’s Word: “LORD, I call upon you; hasten to me! Give ear to my voice when I call to you!".
Today’s Affirmation: Today, Because of who I am in Jesus Christ, I will not be driven by Resentment. Rather, I will abide in the Lord’s Compassion. “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in Me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5).
Website Link to the Video – “The Promise of Belief (St. Thomas Anglican Church, Athens GA): https://www.lightsource.com/ministry/a-word-from-the-lord/
Scripture Reference (ESV): Exodus 19:5; Daniel 9:9-14; John 10:2-16; Psalms 150:1-6.