Pastor’s Note – February 21, 2019

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Good morning brothers and sisters,

I would like to share a quote with you from a life change plan graduate. “To the untrained ear the whispers of the enemy can sound just like the voice of God.”

Discerning the voice of God is something so many of us try desperately to do. Sometimes we get it wrong, and sometimes we get it right. How do we train our ears to know God’s voice? I think just like everything, it takes practice. So what do we do to practice?

For me, I practice by listening, praying, and being obedient. Listening can be hard for some of us when we want to do most of the talking. Try sitting in the quiet and just listening to what comes. After your listening time, spend some time in prayer, asking for clarification and giving thanks. Lastly, be obedient to whatever God is telling you. Just like I tell my children, delayed obedience is disobedience. I’m not sure if God sees it that way, but this mama does. I have truly found that when I am faithful and obedient, immediately, I hear God’s voice more often and more clearly. But when I am disobedient, when I hesitate to do what God has asked, it is almost like filling my ears with wax. The more disobedient, the more wax builds up in my ears and the more difficult it is to hear God.

This week, I pray that you will have time to listen, time to pray, and that you will be obedient to what God is asking of you.

God will speak to hearts of those who prepare themselves to hear; and conversely, those who do not prepare themselves will hear nothing even though the Word of God is falling upon their out ears every Sunday — A.W Tozer

Krista Rosenbaum