Friday, June 27, 2014

Hearing God

"The goal of my spiritual life is such close identification with Jesus Christ that I will always hear God and know that God always hears me (see John 11:41).  If I am united with Jesus Christ,  I hear God all the time through the devotion of hearing.  A Flower, a tree, or a servant of God may convey God's message to me.  What hinders me from hearing is my attention to other things.  It is not that I don't want to hear God, but I am not devoted in the right areas of my life.  I am devoted to things and even to service and my own convictions.  God may say whatever He wants, but I just don't hear Him.  The attitude of a child of God should always be, "Speak, for Your servant hears."  If I have not developed and nurtured this devotion of hearing, I can only hear God's voice at certain times.  At other times I become deaf to Him because my attention is to other things - things which I think I must do.  This is not living the life of a child of God.  Have you heard God's voice today?"

My Utmost for His Highest - Oswald Chambers

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