God’s Spirit will speak to us–as often as we want to listen. When we listen for Him and follow His leading, we hear Him more frequently and much more clearly. Does it sound like a fairy tale to say that we can hear God? It shouldn’t. God’s Word is full of examples of people who shared this relationship of communication with Him. For example, the Psalmist wrote: “Nevertheless, I am continually with you; you hold my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” (Psalms‬ ‭73:23-26‬) http://bible.com/59/psa.73.23-26.esv Are we being continually guided by God’s counsel? If not, do we WANT to be?

If we desire God’s counsel, we must desire God. The only reason we don’t desire God is because we think something or someone else is better than Him. Thus, we choose to live independently from Him. However, obedience to God is not a rip-off; it’s a trade-up. Autonomy and independence will never bring us close to Him. We are created in His image–to think and do as He does. His ways are perfect. (Psalms 18:30a) Why would we doubt His perfect way for us when He knows us perfectly—even better than we know ourselves? Once we wrap our minds around that fact, then seeking Him becomes the greatest desire of our heart. We seek Him not only when we arise, but throughout the day. He also is the last one we want to hear before we lay our head to rest at night. When He is the greatest desire of our heart, we are so close to Him that He is the most treasured voice we ever want to hear.

From the book, “Essential Faith” Volume 2 available on Amazon by clicking HERE .

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