Jesus said, “Man, shall not live by bread alone but by every Word that proceeds out from the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4) gave us confirmation that, indeed, for us to live, is to hear God speaking to us every moment. It should be continuous and we can’t allow to just rely on what we’ve heard from God in the past or else, we’ll definitely lose our path. We can’t rely past instructions and victories and expect the same results. Every situation is different. The location maybe the same, or the same people may still be involved, but whether you like it or not, the condition of mind and heart are not. As time goes by, and as we go along with our life’s journey, there will be experiences that would either make or break us mentally and emotionally.
I for one, though actively serving God in the ministry, but still have fallen into a trap in relying my approach in life with my past victories. It cost me a lot and if it’s not by God’s grace, would have cost me my future. I could have killed my future by living in the past. I remember the time of Abraham when he heard God voice telling him to sacrifice his one and only son, his beloved son to Him and because of his faith, he obeyed God going into the place called “yonder”, which means, going into a certain distant place yet the exact location is not provided. No specific name, nor address, Abraham with his son, journeyed into the unknown but always on alert and always having his ears ready to hear when God speaks until he reaches the final destination where he would use his bare hands to slay his innocent child. I can imagine Abraham’s heart beating so fast as he raised the knife, and with one last deep breath, he would close his eyes and with a loud cry, would use all his strength to strike the son right to the heart to quicken the agony and pain. But before he could start to close his grip on the knife, he hears God’s voice, calling his name twice, and telling him don’t do anything on the boy, for it’s just a test. Abraham would have killed his future, if he wasn’t able to train his ear in listening to every Word that proceeds out from the mouth of God.
On this week, I’ve decided to train again my ears in listening to God’s voice in my life’s journey to the unknown. For where uncertainties are found, I would find faith, and when I’ll find faith, I would find God, and His son Jesus, the author and the finisher of my faith.
We all need to God’s Word every moment, live today and save your future, by hearing God’s Word. Start today.
Psalm 30:2-3 New King James Version (NKJV)
2 O Lord my God, I cried out to You,
And You healed me.
3 O Lord, You brought my soul up from the grave;
You have kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit