Hebrews 1:1-2 —– God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds;
The world makes it easy for us to fill our ears with all kinds of things that drown out the voice of God and push Him far, far into the background of our lives. These distractions come in various forms, from the TV to the radio…from food to hobbies. Even our family and church activities can sometimes distract us or pull us away from the Lord.
However, the day comes when only God remains. Everything else in our lives eventually passes away; and when it does, God will still be there.
The Word of God teaches that what is known about God is evident to all because He has made Himself known in the inner consciousness of mankind. Each person will someday stand before Him and give an account of his or her life.
When people don’t want to serve God with their lives and want to go their own way, they find ways to hide from and ignore this instinctive inner knowledge of their Creator who wants to talk to them and guide them in the way they should go.
John 16:13 —– However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.
In the above scripture, Jesus was talking to men with whom He had spent the previous three years. They had been with Him day and night, yet He indicated that He had more to teach them. We would think that if Jesus were with us personally for three years, day and night, we would have learned all there is to know. But Jesus said to expect more because He will always have something to say to us about new situations we are facing.
Through Christ, and the power of His Holy Spirit, God wants to speak to us on a one-to-one basis every day. He wants to lead us to the good things He has in store for us.
Hearing God’s voice throughout the day can become a natural way of life for us once we are willing to receive the fullness of the Holy Spirit whom Jesus promised to send us. The Father will give His Spirit to all who ask. (Luke 11:13). The Holy Spirit will help us understand the Bible so we will know how to apply its wisdom to our lives. Each of us can hear from God and be led by the Holy Spirit daily.
There will be no peace in any soul until it is willing to obey the voice of God.