Can a voice change your life?
Ask this man (hint-if you cannot see the video player, refresh your browser):
It made me think – his voice – what many call a “Golden Voice” – has changed his life, redeemed his past, and prepared his future (should he make the right choices going forward).
A voice can really change your life. But not a “Golden Voice.” Not everyone is blessed with pipes like that! But here’s some great news: a “Godly Voice” can redeem YOUR past, change YOUR future and ignite YOUR present reality in amazing ways. All throughout the Bible we are implored to heed the VOICE of God. Hebrews 3:15, “Do not harden your heart.” Open it up, God has something to say to you. (Check Revelation 3:20).
No matter how long you’ve been a Christian – you can hear God saying something to you now!
1. Get into the Word. The Bible is the voice of God. Turn OFF the TV, close the LAPTOP, and open your Bible but before you do – ask the Holy Spirit to reveal something new to you right now. Even if you’ve never done this before – God can reach you right where you are and the Bible is the best place to hear from Him. Start in John. Check out Romans, or Galatians. Trot over to Hebrews, 1 John or James. Those are great places to start.
2. Get into a Bible-preaching Church. You need to hear God’s voice through the pure preaching of the Word. Find a church that refuses to tippy-toe around the challenging truths – the things you MAY not LIKE to hear or even agree with right now. Don’t settle for a church that panders to your preferences. We need to be challenged, corrected and trained by the Word of God! 2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness”
3. Get alone! There is a still small voice of God that we only hear when no one and nothing else is there. Elijah had to run 80 miles away from the noise of Mount Carmel to find God in a totally new and living way. (Of course the still small voice of the Lord always confirms whats in the WORD, never forget that).
Not just any voice can change your life – BUT HIS VOICE ALWAYS CAN. And YOU, yes YOU, can hear from GOD today.
Wouldn’t that be awesome?