Today we’re learning about hearing God, and tomorrow’s lesson is about seeing God, as we are reading week four of One in a Million: Journey to Your Promised Land. Priscilla Shirer has written an excellent Bible study called Discerning the Voice of God, so if today’s lesson sparks your interest, you may want to learn more with Priscilla’s other book.
In today’s lesson we learn that God gains our trust by speaking to us. There are many scripture stories where God speaks directly to people, and where the Spirit speaks to us. During the wilderness journey, God spoke to the people while they were headed to the Promised Land. He wanted His people to know and trust Him. The people responded to His voice with fear and distance.
Father God, we thank you for making your voice known to us. As we seek more of Your presence, we learn to identify your voice and to trust You with our heart, soul and mind. Quietly we listen, waiting for your words, as obedient daughters before their King. Bless each of us with the sound of your voice, in Jesus name we pray. Amen.
Priscilla Shirer Quotes
- God wanted to gain the trust of the people and He would do it in two ways: by letting the people see Him and by letting the people hear Him.
- God wants you to know His voice with confidence.
Today’s Scripture Verses (NASB)
My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. John 10:27
“But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. John 16:13
He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young. Isaiah 40:11 NIV
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