Monday, March 13, 2017

"This is the way ..."

"Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it." -- Isaiah 30:21

We are all on a journey here on earth. We are physically walking --- on the earth, in our homes, in our work places, in schools, and out in the public. But, we are also walking a spiritual journey with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ of Nazareth.  I believe that it is through the power of the Holy Spirit that we will be directed in our physical journey and our spiritual journey with Him.  Every new day brings about the opportunity to hear from Him. We just have to listen for Him.  We need to learn to discern His voice above all the other voices clamoring for our attention.

"The watchman opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger's voice. -- John 10:3-5

We need to know His voice in the midst of our everyday life circumstances. And, as a "gentle whisper" as Elijah did -- ". . . Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave. Then a voice said to him, "What are you doing here, Elijah?" -- I Kings 19: 11-13
Bottom Line:  Whose voice are you choosing to listen to and to follow? May we always have ears to hear His voice behind us saying, "This is the way; walk in it." Amen? Amen.



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