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Y&F Day 29

Nov 8 2013


Whose voice can you pick out of a crowd?

Can you remember a time when you heard a voice in a crowd and, before you could see the person, you knew who it was? The more time we spend with someone, the more we learn his or her voice, sound and movements.

Have you ever seen two best friends who start to sound and act alike? Maybe you’ve even walked out of your room only to find a family member wearing almost the same outfit as you?

The more time we are around people, the more we tend to reflect them and they reflect us. It’s like a mirror over time. We can anticipate what they will say and do, and we even recognize their laugh and their sneeze.

In the same way, the more time we spend with God, the more we reflect Him and the more we are able to recognise His voice when there is noise all around. If The Spirit of God lives in us then we should be able to hear Him all the time, right? So the bit that we must learn is the sound and the rhythm of His voice.

The Spirit’s voice can sound a lot like ours, except the Spirit is usually saying things that make us a bit uncomfortable because they’re challenging or correcting, or because they’re more encouraging to ourselves than we usually are. Not uncomfortable in a bad way, uncomfortable in a ‘Let’s face our fears today- we can do this’ kind of way.

Let’s be honest, we don’t always want to listen to that voice, but what if we did? What does the Bible say will happen?

“You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever.” 
Psalms 16:11 (NLT)

“When the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all truth… ‘The Spirit will tell you whatever He receives from Me.’”
John 16:13-15 (NLT)

The real issue then, is obedience.

Can you imagine what the world would look like if we followed the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives! Just think; we really can make a difference!

Today let’s pray for our generation to listen and follow the Spirit, and hope for a great revival across the Earth as we lean in to Jesus and learn His voice!