To Whom Do We Listen To Part – 8

Proverbs 4: 20 – 22 —– My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh.

Have you ever thought about what it takes to have a happy, successful, fulfilled life? Why do some people seem to have a “good life” and others seem to live in a world of “whatever happens?”

God wants His children to be blessed in their lifetime. He doesn’t want us to just “wade through life” until we go to heaven. He created the earth for us; all the beauty, all the trees, all the animals, all the food, all for our enjoyment.

God cares very much for us and how we live and our quality of life. He wants to give us everything. He desires to be our Father, our Provider, and our Protector in every way. He doesn’t want us to worry or have any concerns.

But this will only happen if we listen to His voice and obey His voice. If we fail to discern His voice and leave our lives open to the voice of the deceiver we open ourselves to stealing, killing and lying. We are aware of the wrong we do yet we continue to do it. When we fulfill our sinful desires we place ourselves on the journey to destruction. However after we do something wrong if we repent and come back to the Father just like the prodigal son, we are welcomed by God.

We are all living in this world but do not belong to it yet many of our desires are attached to this world. If our desires are of the world, in our eagerness to experience those desires, God’s voice is drowned out. When we seek the things of the world, we use everything that God has given us to multiply the things of this world.

The more the desire for spiritual things, natural things will follow us. When we focus on the spiritual we quickly understand God’s purpose for our life.  We understand what God wants us to do for Him. We need to focus on the fact that a child of God is concerned solely about the treasures of heaven.

If you are following God you have nothing to fear.

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