Fan or Follower? – Can You Hear God’s Voice?
So today I have another video today to get us thinking about our walk in the Lord. Being Christian doesn’t win us any medals, popularity contests or any brownie points, but it does gain us an eternal life with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ when we seriously consider what it means to be a Follower. There are times when people look at me wierdly when I say I heard this and that from the Lord as if to say I’m some kind of liar…my question to them would be… Do you hear from the Lord? and if so, What have you heard from the Lord???? If not…why not?
My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.
I know when God is talking to me if He’s convicting me of a bad habit that I need to curb, or if He points out areas of Sin that I need to confess and repent about. I also Hear from Him when He gives me warnings about certain situations or about people, and I also Hear from the Lord when He tells me that He loves me. I believe in His voice through the workings of the Helper who is the Holy Spirit. I admit that there are times I ignore Him obviously because of stubborness and pride, but I know His voice because He is the Counselor of my soul. I’m not going to act like I’m a saint all the time becuase I have my own struggles to deal with and I’m not going to remain in denial of that just so I can sleep well at night. Sometimes the Lord tells me things I don’t want to hear but He loves me enough to tell me the TRUTH. The Truth isn’t always easy to swallow, but I’d rather be told the truth than swim in a pool of lies. Such a pool leads to drowning, but God always throws us the Life Jacket to pull us out of that pool of regrets with His TRUTH.
Jesus is our Saviour in every sense of the Word and that is why when we Follow Him, we must purpose to Hear Him when He talks to us through the Holy Spirit. This is how we come to reverentially Fear the name of the Lord. Sin separates us and deafens our ears but REPENTANCE sharpens our hearing and discernment as it also reconciles us to Hear attentively to what the Lord is saying to us through the Holy Spirit.
Ask yourself…Can you Hear the Lord speak to You when He tells you something through people, signs, wonders, confirmations and various other ways and methods? If God can use a Donkey to get Balaams attention (Numbers 22), God will and can use anything to get our attention, but it’s up to us to purpose to recognize when the Lord is in fact talking to us through His methods to convict our Spirit to yield to the Truth of His Word.
Everybodies relationship is different in their walk with the Lord since some people are at different stages, but I am convinced that as we continously learn to Follow the Lord whole-heartedly, we must be able to hear His voice. If we cannot hear Him, then certain things are happening in our lives to prevent us from following our Lord Jesus Christ whole heartedly.We must really search deep and ask ourselves…why do we find it hard to follow God fully?
Check this video out and think about what it means to Follow Christ rather than being a mere Fan of Christ. Those who follow will learn to hear the Lord’s Voice and will answer to His call. Stay Blessed Everybody!
I also have a song to get you going today from Ramiyah called Turn it Out. It’ll definitely bless you today!