Time to Hear
I heard it said many years ago, when God stops speaking to you, go back to the last place you said no to Him and say yes.
Obedience is always the path for moving forward with the Lord, even when it doesn’t make sense to you or me. There are times when the Lord will ask us to do something that seems silly. All I can say is we can not see nor understand the consequences of our actions. So when the Lord asks you to do something, just do it.
When we are obedient in the small things, it sets us up for greater responsibility and bigger impact. I see that in our business and ministry. We started very small in both areas. The Lord has increased our responsibility and reach in the live event streaming world. The impact from our walk with Him has increased significantly just in the last year.
Did I have hopes and desires to take the visibility of sportsman drag racing to a whole new level, absolutely, did I see it unfolding the way it has, absolutely not. Did I have hopes and desires to have Kingdom impact, absolutely, did I see it happening through the marketplace, absolutely not.
The key to hearing His voice is relationship. The Lord longs for a relationship with you. I was listening to the latest message from Steven Furtick at Elevation church last night. The new series is about hearing for the Lords voice amongst all of the chatter of today’s world. He made a profound statement, “The voice you believe will determine the future you will experience.” If you have no relationship with our Father, how will you ever be able to know His voice?
Time to Hear
by Os Hillman
“He who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I too will love him and show Myself to him.” – John 14:21b
We live in a day of 12-step programs for this, four points to success for that, and all forms of programmed means of becoming successful. Have you ever wondered how you can guarantee a greater revelation of Jesus in your life? Jesus tells us how this can be done. It is all tied to obedience. In John, He tells us the following: “Whoever has My commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves Me. He who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I too will love him and show Myself to him” (Jn. 14:21). The key here is in the last three words. He will show Himself to us because of our loving Him through our obedience. The more obedient we become, the more revelation of His presence we will feel in our life. Jeremiah tells us, “Call to Me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know” (Jer. 33:3).
Many Christians wonder why they cannot hear or sense God’s presence in their life. It is because they do not seek Him with a whole heart, and they are not obedient to the things He has asked. God does not show us the next move until we are obedient to the first thing He has spoken to us. It is a progressive process. He entrusts the small things to us first, then moves us to the larger. I was like many today who are so focused on seeking the activity of God rather than seeking God Himself. Hebrews tells us that God rewards those who diligently seek Him. In the Old Testament we are told, “But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find Him if you look for Him with all your heart and with all your soul” (Deut. 4:29).
I realized if I was going to hear God’s voice, I had to make time to seek Him and hear Him. I had to spend focused time alone reading, studying, and seeking His face only. Jesus set the model for this when He often left the crowds to be alone and seek His heavenly Father. I also had to tune my “radio” to His frequency. Static comes into that frequency when I am disobedient. My level of seeking determines the power of my “radio” to reach Him. The more I seek Him, the more I hear Him. Seek the Lord today so that you may be empowered by His presence.