What Are You Hearing?
After a long time, in the third year, the word of the LORD came to Elijah: “Go and present yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain on the land.” 1 Kings 18:1
Three years earlier, God told Elijah to announce the coming of a severe drought. As a result, it was all people talked about. Then God told him to announce that rain was coming and they were to prepare for it. Understand this: unless you learn to attune your spiritual ear to what God is saying, you won’t be ready for what life throws at you. God can tell you when to save and when to sow, when to buy and when to sell, when to come to the table and when to walk away. ‘Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it”’ (Isaiah 30:21). But Satan can also speak to you and tell you things like, ‘You’re going bankrupt. You’re going to die. You’ll never succeed. Nobody loves you.’ You’ll never hear that from God! In spite of what you’re hearing around you or within you, you must believe in God’s faithfulness and trust Him to fight for you. Knowing He would soon be crucified, Jesus prayed, “Father, glorify Your name.” Then a voice came from heaven, saying, ‘I have both glorified it and will glorify it again.” Therefore the people who stood by and heard it said that it had thundered…’ (John 12:28-29). Isn’t it amazing? Some can hear the voice of God, while others standing right beside them hear only noise. What Jesus heard that day galvanized His faith and gave Him the strength to march victoriously to the cross. So who are you listening to? What are you hearing?
Heavenly Father, help me to hear Your Voice and know it’s Your voice and not the chatter of the world. In Jesus’ Name, Amen