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Monday, April 29, 2013

To Hear God, I Need To Get Near Him

In summary of Hebrews 11:7 it says,
“It was by faith that Noah heard God’s warnings about things he could not yet see. He obeyed God and built a large boat to save his family. By his faith, Noah showed that the world was wrong, and he became one of those who are made right with God through faith.”

Bottom line:
It was by faith that Noah could hear God about things to come. He obeyed and did what God asked.  Through his faith, Noah showed that the world was wrong.  Noah became close and intimate with God.

What this means to me:
It is only in faith that I may fully hear what God wants to tell me.  So It is highly important for me to obey not only what I already know to be true but also what he may reveal to me about my next steps.  The best way to truly hear him is for me to be in a close relationship with Him.  In this passage this morning I read how Noah obeyed God about things that had never before happened would actually happen.  Noah was able to do this because he could hear God.  Like Noah, I can learn to hear God better by getting getting nearer to him.  However, It is hard to hear God when my mind is filled with a lot of distractions.  So I need to get alone with God and just be quiet.  God’s word reminds me to “Be still and know that I am God. (Psalm 46:10a)”   In order to do this I need to sit down and shut up.  As I do, I’ll be able to get closer and hear him.  I can add the following question to my daily quiet time activities; "God, is there anything you want to say to me?”   “God, I want to listen to you, not the voices of doubt. I want to hear you, and I promise to then obey you. I want to be one of the people that you can use and bless in the next ten years. I want those years to be a decade of destiny for me and my family.”  After doing this I can then go about reading God's Word and talking with him about what's on my heart.