Wake Up and Listen!
John 8:47 “Anyone on God’s side listens to God’s words.”
There is an old saying ‘there is none so deaf as those who will not hear.’ Many of us when caught up in addiction and compulsion are on auto pilot. We don’t see what is around us, we don’t hear what is around us and we definitely don”t listen to what is around us.
The saying above suggests that our failure to listen is self-inflicted because we don’t like what we are hearing.
There are many people in this world who will tell you “I’ve never heard God.” The trouble I believe is for many of them they don’t really want to hear what God has to say to them.
THE TRUTH IS WHEN WE HEAR GOD’S VOICE IT IS HARD NOT TO OBEY
Take good counsel and accept correction– that’s the way to live wisely and well. Proverbs 19:20
Tune your ears to the world of Wisdom; set your heart on a life of Understanding. Proverbs 2:2
Psalms 116:1-4 I love God because he listened to me, listened as I begged for mercy. He listened so intently as I laid out my case before him. Death stared me in the face, hell was hard on my heels. Up against it, I didn’t know which way to turn; then I called out to GOD for help: “Please, GOD!” I cried out. “Save my life!”
Prayer: I pray that I will learn to listen to God’s voice and direction in my life. That I may never follow the voices of my past.