“Heeding the voice of His word”
(Psalm 103:20 NKJV)
Heeding implies three things – that we Recognise God is speaking, that we Receive His word and that we Respond appropriately.
God’s word has a voice. It is not merely a statement but one that speaks to the recipient and into their situation. It may be general but has also a personal element and significance. It was relevant when first spoken and still has relevance to us today. It lives through the interpretation and enlightenment of the Holy Spirit.
God speaks to us through His written word – the Scriptures inspired by the Holy Spirit. He also speaks to us through His acts, including His creation that came to be through His spoken and living Word Jesus Christ. So Paul would write,
“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made” (Romans 1:20)
Wherever we are today and whatever we are doing we will see God’s word. If we pause to consider it we will begin to hear it as well.
Pause – Look – Pray – Listen
Lord open the eyes of my ears and the ears of my eyes, in Jesus Name, Amen.