Sensitivity to God?

Are we attuned to God’s voice? Can we hear Him amidst the din of daily distractions, responsibilities, entertainment and enjoyment? Being sensitive to God requires desire, determination and discipline. He speaks more often in “a still small voice” than He does loudly. What if He didn’t hear us any better than we hear Him? Sensitivity takes God’s concerns into account! He likes to hear from us. He likes for us to really listen to Him. He urges us to study, apply and obey His Word. He reminds us to live Godly. He challenges us to trust, even when doubts invade our thinking. He speaks words of comfort when we are troubled. He challenges and guides. He warns of enemy traps. He motivates us to love (even our enemies). He tells us what to say to those who need counsel. What a loss to our lives, if we are not sensitive to His speaking! He might even be asking you to serve Him in a special way and your own plans and ambitions drown out His voice. What a privilege and fulfilled life might you miss out on?  How much better to say, as did Samuel in I Samuel 3:10: “….Speak; for Thy servant heareth.”  Samuel was in the right place at the right time to listen to God. Our right place is in the Word and prayer. In the words of one hymn: “Speak, Lord in the stillness, while we wait on Thee, hushed our hearts, to listen in expectancy” (Source unknown).  In Howard A Walter’s hymn: “I Would Be True,” we find a prayer that we might pray: “I would be prayerful thru each busy moment; I would be constantly in touch with God. I would be tuned to hear His slightest whisper; I would have faith to keep the path Christ trod.” Selah! Even if we have a physical hearing problem, we need never be hard of hearing when God speaks! Listen carefully, faithfully!    Ron

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