Sunday, January 10, 2010
Following God is the most amazing journey anybody could ever embark upon in this life. It’s an adventure like no other. But without God’s voice directing us, we would be like a car running free without a driver.
At our last 'Live Love Laugh Club' meeting I talked about the importance of hearing God’s voice. The day before our meeting, God dropped some words in my spirit that made me really meditate on what I have found to be the most important part of being a Christian. I heard Him saying, “Living life without hearing My voice is like a train running free without an engineer.” Wow! I know how true those words are!
My life used to be like a train wreck for sure. But when I got on the path with God, life started flowing like a beautiful river. Proverbs 3, verses 5 and 6 sum it up perfectly. I love the way The Message Bible phrases it. V.5: Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. V. 6: Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; He’s the one who will keep you on track.
A life lived based on Proverbs 3:5-6 can’t go wrong. There is no better shepherd than Jesus, the King of the Universe. He directs our paths perfectly, leading us to the destinies He planned for us before we were born. When we are on the path with Him, life becomes the journey we were meant to live. The struggle ends. I have had to learn this the hard way. If only my mistakes will help another soul stay on the path with Jesus, it will be worth all the times I drifted off the track with God.
I’m not talking about religion here. I am talking about truly following the voice of the Father where He leads us no matter how hard it may be. This is the track of God that leads to the abundant life Jesus promised us.
Life is like a ship lost at sea when lived without the calming assurance of the Father’s words directing our paths.
His voice soothes. His voice comforts. His voice is the anchor of our souls.