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His Voice

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Do you want the will of God in your life more than anything right now? Are you willing to make the sacrifice of your own desires in order to listen for His still, small voice?

Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it." Isaiah 30:21 NIV

I have been sharing this verse with my boys and some other young men who will be making decisions in their lives in the future. It’s a great verse when someone is seeking direction in life. Wouldn’t you like to have that “little voice” whisper in your ear, “This is the way, walk in it”? Little did I know I would be relying on the verse for myself. I’ve been searching God’s heart for direction lately. It is easy to give advise, but sometimes more difficult to apply it myself. As I shared with my boys and others how to discern the hand of God, I began to realize that God wanted me to heed the same words of wisdom.

I don’t think this verse says that God will audibly tell you every step to take in life. I think it is a life direction verse. I‘m reminded of Elijah, when he was running from Jezebel and so he went hundreds of miles away to hide out. He was worried to the point of death and God appears to him, not in an earthquake, or in a mighty wind, but in a gentle whisper. The voice Elijah needs to hear, that strengthens him for his journey, would be barely audible had he not been still long enough to hear the answer.

That says to me that if I want God’s will done in my life; if I want Him to supply me with clear direction, that I cannot only look for the spectacular. I need to look beyond the mighty and slow down long enough to hear the gentle whisper. And, when I consider that this verse follows the one from yesterday, where God says He will wait to bless us, then His “voice”, saying “this is the way”, may only come when I am still long enough to hear it. The direction I am seeking may only be available to me when I am truly seeking Him alone, and have put aside my own agenda.

I want the direction! I want the will of God more than anything right now. Am I willing to make the sacrifice of myself in order to listen for that still small voice?

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