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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wednesday In The Word: His Voice

It was two years after our son, Nathan, died that I cancelled his cell phone. I would call it from time to time just to hear his voice. It was a voice familiar to me because I knew it from the day that he was born. I could recognize his voice or the voice of any of my four children immediately even if there were many other voices in a room.

When our first grandchild was born our whole family would hover over her and watch her move her mouth trying to make a sound. She would work so hard and each of us just hoped that we would be the one to hear the first sound or semblance of a word. We all knew that a day would come and indeed has that we would hear much conversation from her mouth but those first sounds were so precious!

I told my own father on one of his birthdays that I loved his voice. His voice always brought me comfort and direction that was appeciated.

All the voices I have mentioned I recognize because they are voices that speak into my life and days. You have your own familiar voices that bring richness to your life.

As a believer in a Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, we are able to understand and recognize His voice.

The Bible says about His Voice in Psalm 29: 3-9

3 The voice of the LORD is over the waters; the God of glory thunders,
the LORD thunders over the mighty waters.
4 The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is majestic.
5 The voice of the LORD breaks the cedars; the LORD breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.
6 He makes Lebanon skip like a calf, Sirion like a young wild ox.
7 The voice of the LORD strikes with flashes of lightning.
8 The voice of the LORD shakes the desert; the LORD shakes the Desert of Kadesh.
9 The voice of the LORD twists the oaks and strips the forests bare. And in his temple all cry, "Glory!"

From the Rooftop:

THE VOICE OF THE LORD IS POWERFUL

THE VOICE OF THE LORD IS MAJESTIC

THE VOICE OF THE LORD CAN TURN THE DESERT IN YOUR LIFE TO JOY

THE VOICE OF THE LORD CAN PROVIDE TENDER MERCY

THE VOICE OF THE LORD CAN PROVIDE DIRECTION

Do you know HIS voice? He wants to speak to you.

Spend time with Him today even in your busyness and get to know when He is speaking to you. If you commit your days to Him and ask Him for direction He will speak to you. Listen and you will hear. I promise.

I Love You,

Glenda


5 comments:

Brooke Brown said...

Glenda - this post brought me to tears. I was so sorry to read about your son and so touched by your words to your father. Thank you for the reminder of the Lord's voice. I will be listening for it today.

Melanie said...

This is good. 'Listening for His voice today!
Melanie@Bella~Mella

HPS said...

Crying! Thank you for this precious illustration.

Dolly said...

Great post Glenda. It's so true how certain voices can bring comfort. I never really though of it that way. Great illustration!

Andrea said...

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on such an important topic- God's voice. I have noticed in my life that when I don't take time to be with God on a daily basis that I don't hear his voice as much or as clearly. And although I know he is still there, I feel a distance that makes my life feel empty.
Thank you for reminding me that to hear God's voice he needs to hear mine.