Here is the study our youth are going through today. Join in today’s study by reading along and listening for God’s voice.
– Hearing God’s voice requires tuning out the noise and tuning in to God. We do this by establishing a quiet time alone with God. Tune out the distractions. Make your morning an intimate time alone with God.
– Hearing God’s voice requires contemplation. We ask God to speak and we take the time to listen while looking at his written word and reveal truths through nature and biblical counsel.
– Hearing God’s voice requires humility. We admit, “I don’t have the answers”, and we look to God to provide them. Grace says God will reveal truth as we seek, ask listen and wait.
– Hearing God’s voice requires obedience to what has been revealed Often God tells us from his word what to do and we refuse to believe. We harden our hearts and experience the sorrows of life outside his blessing. The wise person waits, hears, and obeys. She/He will experience a bountiful increase of God’s guidance and blessing.
“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; for the Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.” (Psalm 1:1–6, ESV)
- Hearing God’s voice requires knowing God listens, speaks and reveals
- The sacrifice God wants from you today is a lifestyle of awe, worship, and justice
- Hearing God’s voice believes that even though we are flawed the higher will lead the lesser
- Believing God’s voice means trusting He will give you victory over your enemies (including sin!)
- His blessings are physical, and spiritual. He heals what’s sinful and of our carnal flesh as we surrender to him.
- Those who truly hear take refuge in the messenger (God Himself)
“To the choirmaster: for the flutes. A Psalm of David. Give ear to my words, O Lord; consider my groaning. Give attention to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to you do I pray. O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch. For you are not a God who delights in wickedness; evil may not dwell with you. The boastful shall not stand before your eyes; you hate all evildoers. You destroy those who speak lies; the Lord abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man. But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love, will enter your house. I will bow down toward your holy temple in the fear of you. Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness because of my enemies; make your way straight before me. For there is no truth in their mouth; their inmost self is destruction; their throat is an open grave; they flatter with their tongue. Make them bear their guilt, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; because of the abundance of their transgressions cast them out, for they have rebelled against you. But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you. For you bless the righteous, O Lord; you cover him with favor as with a shield.” (Psalm 5:1-12, ESV)