Saturday, April 23, 2016

Hear the Voice of Your Shepherd

Focus Scripture: "My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow' (John 10:27).
There are many seasons in my life when I was not certain which way to go. But over the years I have learned to trust God for the directions I need for my life.
I remember when I was to pursue my graduate studies, I was so unsure about the finances and concerned about how well I would be able to manage the course of studies. I spent some time seeking God's guidance about whether or not I should pursue my studies at that time.
I received distinct guidance through God's Word, " See, I have placed before you an open door no one can shut ..." (Revelations 3:8). I took these words to heart, and I pressed forward despite the odds.

Do you feel that you have failed him. Then run to him and experience his heart of love and compassion. Hear your Father's voice and follow his instructions. In the YouTube video below, Dr. Mark Virkler, outlines four keys to hearing God's voice. God wants you to make hearing his voice a way of life.
Throughout my studies, I remembered God's words,  and stood on his promises in difficult times when it seemed like I couldn't go on. I can't say that everything was smooth sailing, but God was truly faithful in every situation.
What are you unsure about today? Ask God for guidance and then listen for his voice as he guides you to the place that he wants you to be. Let him assure your heart  of his goodness and good plans for your life in the face of challenging situations.

4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice
Prayer: "O Heavenly Father, help me to listen for your voice so that you can lead me aright. Open my ears to hear you voice clearly everyday in every situation of my life. In Jesus' Name. Amen

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