God's Voice

I walk with many questions running through my head. Some based on precious wonder, some based on fear and worry. I don’t allow questions to linger for too long in mind, I go to the great source; the place where all questions can be answered or even where new mysterious grow.

You may discover answers to deeper questions in your heart just by searching the Word for an answer to a different question. While I searched Scripture on timing I came across Psalm 29 where it says God’s voice makes the deer give birth. His voice tells us when to come out of the hiding place. God’s voice, this thunderous voice, has so much power. He alone is powerful, His voice is an echo of that power, and it carries a lot of weight.

We hear His voice, the Earth hears His voice, the galaxies and the universe hear His voice. His voice is:
  • Over the waters
  • Powerful
  • Full of majesty
  • Breaks the cedars
  • Flashes forth flames of fire
  • Shakes the wilderness
  • Makes the deer give birth
  • Strips the forests bare
Creation itself trembles before Yahweh’s power (Psalm 29). When I see how just by the sound of God’s voice creation is moved, I ask myself, why do I tremble before other things? Whatever we’re listening to defines what we believe in. If we’re real Christ followers, why listen to the serpent when we could listen to the Creator? It’s tricky, we forget sometimes. I say this not to shame us for not listening to or for not following God’s voice, but to remind us of His power and great ability to increase our faith.

We give people and situations greater power than God and what He says. The overwhelming circumstances and talk from people can feel like a flood, but the Lord sits enthroned over the flood. The Lord sits enthroned as King forever.

He gives strength to His people. The Lord blesses His people with peace. This is why when He speaks it shakes our core and causes us to respond. It sparks a reaction. When we hear His voice, we will move. Some will move closer, some will wander off, and some will run from Him.

When Adam and Eve sinned and they heard God calling for them, they hid. They were ashamed, but He answered them with love and concern and asked them who were they listening to (Genesis 3)? "Who told you that?" Who told you that you weren't enough? Who told you that you couldn't drop that vice? Who told you that couldn't do better than what you have? Who told you whatever lie you're believing?

We all decide what we want to listen to. Recognize His voice today.


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