TargetPoint Vol 28 of 31
Today's Verse/Thought: LISTENING-God's Whisperings
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.
Now that verse sounds pretty clear, as clear as that billboard we were wishing for a couple of days ago! Your ears shall hear, go this way, not that! Now that's the kind of direction we want, wouldn't you say?
AWESOME POWER awaits the Christian who develops a LISTENER'S SPIRIT. Since the sounds of the world wreak havoc in our prayer, the secret of silence begins in conquering these undesirable sounds.
Have you ever found yourself having done a certain thing or gone a certain way that turned out to be a wrong choice . . . and you have reflected back that you had a feeling you weren't making the right choice, but went ahead anyway? Perhaps you did not experience an inner voice, but you did SENSE GOD'S PRESENCE GENTLY LEADING you. It is at these times that we know that to move in a certain direction will please God, and so we come to desire to follow this quiet leading.
Most often GOD SPEAKS THROUGH HIS WORD. In fact, all forms of guidance must be measured by Scripture. Never forget that guidance contrary to God's Word is guidance originating from another source.
SEEK to APPROPRIATE your regular quiet time as a workshop for developing that capacity to hear. KEEP your notebook handy, and your heart dependent.
PRACTICE listening to God's still, small voice, or becoming aware of His presence with you when you are about to make that purchase, or go to that function, or make that phone call, or speak those thoughts. MAKE A DECISION that you will TUNE IN to His voice, and then FOLLOW His lead.
Tomorrow In TargetPoint:
Praise, The Act of Divine Magnification