Wednesday, June 15, 2016

God speaks; we listen

Psalm 29:4  NASB
The voice of the Lord is powerful, The voice of the Lord is majestic.

How do we communicate?  There are all types of ways, sounds, methods, technology, hand signs, smoke signals… you get the point, but the fact is, we communicate with others a lot.  Where did is all begin?  It began with God.

Hebrews 11:1-4  NLT
Long ago God spoke many times and in many ways to our ancestors through the prophets. And now in these final days, he has spoken to us through his Son. God promised everything to the Son as an inheritance, and through the Son he created the universe. The Son radiates God’s own glory and expresses the very character of God, and he sustains everything by the mighty power of his command. When he had cleansed us from our sins, he sat down in the place of honor at the right hand of the majestic God in heaven. This shows that the Son is far greater than the angels, just as the name God gave him is greater than their names.

God has been in constant contact with the people He cares so much about.  He desires not a stadium full of one ways conversations.  He desires living rooms one on ones.  His desire is to share with us, listen to us and to love us no matter what.

This has been God’s mean and method since the beginning of time.  The prime element coming out of creation is not the earth or sky.  It is people.  He has sought after us since forever, and that will continue.

In our series FOR ONE we are talking about conversations with our God.  In particular about conversations where we meet with God, hear His voice, are able to share Him with others and we and the world around us is changed.

A great example of this is MOSES (see Hebrews 11:23-29, Genesis 3 & 19).  This is back in the earliest of Scripture as Moses was the one who penned what we know as the Law or the Torah of the Bible.  I like Moses.  He character stands out to me as he has to others for thousands of years.  There is something special about this handpicked follower of God, but please listen carefully…

You too are a handpicked child of God.  He has adopted you.  God loves you.  He speaks to you.  His plan for you is perfect, and His truth transforms us in to all our creator, God, made us to be.  To listen to the voice of God is to embrace all God has for us.  I want that.  How about you?

Exodus 24:3  NASB
Then Moses came and recounted to the people all the words of the Lord and all the ordinances; and all the people answered with one voice and said, “All the words which the Lord has spoken we will do!”

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