Wow, how long has it been since I sat down and blogged? A long time. One of these days I will have time again to do such things, but right now, it is only the lessons which stick with me for a while that I will assume God wants me to share.
Thursday night at Bible Study, Bro. Lee was sharing a message titled “Satan’s Bucket List.” Basically everything the enemy has for you and how to discern what is from God and what is from Satan. He had two buckets in front of him when he asked me to help him in an illustration one with “Satan’s Bucket List” and the other “God’s Blessings”. As I stood before him, he asked me to close my eyes very tight and not peek. He then told the rest of the people there to help me out. As I reached down into a bucket they were to tell me “Yes” or “No” if it was the “Right” bucket to take from. immediately I realized my ears were tuning in for a particular voice. Do you know who’s? Of course you do, Tony’s. I knew that I could trust his voice to not lead me astray in choosing the wrong bucket. As I heard the crowd when I reached out, Tony’s voice seemed like it was 10 times louder than all the rest! I sat down and immediately John 10:3b-5came to mind, “The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. A stranger they will not follow, but they will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.”
See, my ears tuned into the one person in the room who I know intimately. I know his love for me, I know his heart. I know I can trust him completely.
But, Who does my spirit tune into on a daily basis? Do I discern the Lord’s voice in every situation? Do I trust His heart enough to immediately respond to His voice? WOW! I want to! I want to know His voice better than I know the voice of my husband, trust His love more fully than I trust the love of my husband, and trust His heart for me in every matter.
I need His voice to be louder than the rest of the crowd!