Listening for his voice

Prov 3:5, The Message

Trust God from the bottom of your heart;
    don’t try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go;
    he’s the one who will keep you on track.

The sermon this Sunday was about the nine major ways to hear from God from Acts 16: 1-10. Since nine is a whole lot, we’re going to explore these practices of hearing from God both this week and next in our devotions. 

Today's passage is an intro to those nine ways to hear God because perhaps the biggest issue facing us as we think about our mission as a church to hear and respond to Jesus’s call towards wholeness is the question of desire. Do we really want to hear from God? Is that what we desire? After all, if God did direct us, if he did speak to us about our lives or our character or our calling, it may well be something we don’t want to hear. 

So how about you - do you really want to hear from God? 

As Proverbs 3:5 says, we’re invited listen to God everywhere we go and in everything we do.  Are you willing to make that your mission this week? If so, let God know that you want to listen and respond as best you can. Commit yourself to stretching your heart and your ears this week to be attentive.