Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Scripture Reading | John 8:42-47
Why do you not understand what I am saying?
Written by | Kelly McGinn, Fran Park Center Administrator
Listening for God is an important life skill, and God is not silent. We live in a noisy culture that often speaks in ways that are contrary to God’s voice. It can be difficult to hear God if we are more in tune with the voice of this world. It’s almost every day that we wake with a check of the phone, pouring a cup of coffee with the news on, listen to the radio on the way to work or school and then back in front of a screen until the same situation happens in the evening. All day there is noise!
“Why do you not hear or understand what I am saying?” John 8:43. How can we hear what He is saying with so much noise?
Do we need to make an appointment with silence? Breathe and take a moment to listen… look around and really hear what He is saying. As we listen for God, we will be more in tune with His leading in our lives.
God speaks to us in many ways. He speaks through creation, giving testimony to His faithfulness and creativity. He speaks through His Word, where we come to understand His salvation and purpose for us. He speaks through wise mentors in our lives. He speaks through life situations, opening and closing doors. God speaks by equipping us with gifts and passions to use for service in His kingdom.
Prayer: Lord, make us people who are in tune with Your voice. Help us to drown out the noise that can swallow us whole if we let it. Let us seek Your leading throughout our life by genuinely listening to Your voice. Equip us to follow Your direction, we pray. In Jesus’ name, Amen.