Isaiah 30:21 – “Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” Whenever you turn to the right hand Or whenever you turn to the left.”  NKJV

Too many times, we do not listen!  We do not listen to each other; we do not listen to what is being said because we are often thinking about what we will say next rather than actually listening.  We do that in our daily lives, and we do it with God.  I have gotten into trouble more times than I care to remember because of this flaw and work on it constantly to develop Hearing Ears! 

I have been accused of having selective hearing.  We all do! I must confess that sometimes I have tuned things out either because I thought I knew what would be said, was disinterested, or had not yet perceived the full gist of the conversation.  Sometimes rather than interrupting and asking questions, I nodded and pretended.  I have answered questions wrongly as a result. Sometimes my responses brought delight to some around me and resulted in great embarrassment for me.

Yet, when it comes to God, we need to Learn to Listen and develop ears that are highly attuned to the Voice of the Spirit of God and the Word of God.  If we do, this promise becomes not only a benefit but a refuge at all times, not just in a time of danger or potential trouble.  It becomes a powerful source of confidence!  It becomes a source of faith!  It enables us to develop a trusting relationship with the Lord that can come in no other way than having Heard Him and then observing Him fulfill what He declared.  A few times of that, and you will develop a keen desire to Hear God! 

There have been times when I wanted to hear from God but allowed the noise surrounding me to become so loud with the clutter, fretting fear, and anxiety that I could not hear what He was saying.  I contend that God is Always Speaking, but we are not Always Hearing!  From Genesis to Revelation is a Speaking God! 

He spoke, and the Worlds were framed.  He spoke, and blind eyes were opened, deaf ears were unstopped, lame limbs regained strength, and the dead came back to life.  He Speaks, and it is our responsibility to Listen and Hear what He is saying!  He is not just speaking to hear his gums rattle.  He has a purpose!  He Never talks to talk.  He Speaks because there is something to be Heard.

I encourage each one to remember the words of our Lord Jesus when He said, “My Sheep hear my voice, and they know Me.”  Sheep respond to only their master’s voice because they recognize it, which does not happen naturally. It is a learned process.  That applies to us as well with the Lord. 

Through the years, I have learned How I Hear God by finding out How I Do Not Hear God!  Through making mistakes, I have learned something about truly hearing Him.  I recognize the Counterfeit by recognizing The Real. 

So, as you go through the day, may you Hear that still, small voice of the Lord and follow Him.  Blessings!

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