The Voice of the Lord

Those who belong to God hear what God says.”

John 8:47

God has always desired an intimate relationship with us. When Adam and Eve were in Eden after the fall, they “heard the sound of the LORD God as He was walking in the garden…” (Genesis 3:8). God was wanting to be with His children, but their sin and shame were keeping them apart. 

In eternity, God’s desire will be culminated when “the dwelling of God is with men, and He will live with them. They will be His people and God Himself will be with them and be their God” (Revelation 21:3).

Jesus came to be among us and to restore us to the Father. In the closing days of His time among us, He told His friends, “I will not leave you as orphans. I will come to you.” (John 14:18). “I will ask the Father and He will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever – the Spirit of truth” (v. 16).

Prayer is intended to be a two-way conversation with the Father – talking to Him and listening for Him. The next time you are in prayer, pause and listen. And when you hear something that is so Godly, in no way ungodly, maybe even very creatively beyond you, something that would not have been your own thinking, you will know that you are hearing from Him. When that happens, just ask Him for the energy to follow whatever He desires.

His will for you is always good.

Have a good week.