One of the great spiritual responsibilities we have is exercising discernment and teaching those whom we influence to do so as well. There is a cacophony of voices that call out to us to go against the truth. We are exposed to these voices at all ages, but our youth are particularly vulnerable. We need to constantly commit to hearing the voice of God, foundationally through His authoritative, inspired, and inerrant Word, the Holy Scriptures.
Tim finished his message with these words, “When we hear or study God’s Word, when we pray about direction in our life, when we pray about direction in the life of our church, we need to be asking, what could God be trying to tell me through this? Because the closer you get to the Shepherd, the louder His voice will be.”
Be encouraged today,
Stephen & Brooksyne Weber
Daily prayer: Loving Father, we who claim to be Your children recognize Your voice and choose to listen and follow You. Many other voices beckon and personalities charm but Your divine love surpasses all earthly images because of Jesus, the Great Shepherd, who laid down His life for us. Your love so amazing, so divine demands my soul, my life, my all. I lay it all down, take up the cross of Jesus and follow after You through Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.
“I Will Listen” Video Twila Paris “I don’t know the way to go from here, but I’ve already made my choice: this is where I stand, until He moves me on, and I will listen to His voice.”
“Open Our Eyes” Video Maranatha Singers (This song has the line, “Open our ears Lord and help us to listen”)
“Come and Listen” Video David Crowder Band
“Every Promise of Your Word” Video Keith and Kristyn Getty
“I Don’t Belong (Sojourner’s Song)” Video Buddy Green
“Voice Of Truth” Video Casting Crowns
“The Baby Box” Not related to today’s message but extremely moving. Hundreds of babies are abandoned each year in South Korea, prompting a pastor to build a special baby box for them to be left in. Video This remarkable story is also a 3 day movie coming out soon called “The Drop Box”.
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