There is only one point where we can hear him. It’s the point where our spirit connects to his Spirit. This is where we hear the voice of God speak into our hearts.
This doesn’t happen easily. Just as we need to be connected on the internet before we can receive any message. But so many times something interrupts the connection. There may be some error preventing it. There may be other voices on the line. There may be ‘Spam’ getting in the way or faults in the hardware or it may be wrongly set up, or have an incorrect password. But once the right connection is established we can communicate from one side of the world to the other. What an amazing wonder.
But far more amazing is the fact that we can connect to our eternal God, who inhabits time and space and knows the end from the beginning. Our password is ‘Jesus’. ‘Salvation is found in no-one else, for there is no other name given under heaven given among men by which we must be saved’ (Acts 4:12).
We need the sacrifice that was made on the cross, where Jesus shed his blood for us. This removes the errors on our line and guards and protects us as we communicate. We need to know the truth of the Scriptures to have the right ‘set up’ and we need an open heart to receive all that God has for us.
However, God is not in a box, He can speak through a burning bush, or a ‘still small voice’ or an angel, or even through the ‘world wide web’, but He needs us to have that open listening spirit.
Let us ‘hear him’ as He comes to us. Maybe in this year He’s calling to you, and maybe you will hear him in a new, intimate way or recognise His voice for the first time. He does say that His sheep recognise His voice and follow Him, ‘My sheep recognise my voice, and I know them, and they follow me’ (John 10:27).
‘I heard the voice of Jesus say; come unto me and rest,
Lay down Thou weary one, lay down, thy head upon my breast.
I came to Jesus as I was, weary and worn and sad;
I found in him a resting place, and He has made me glad.’ Horatius Bonar
Prayer: I open my spirit to Your Spirit, Father, and draw near to seek Your face. Help me to know that ‘oneness’ with you, deep inside. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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