On Facebook, your memories pop up each day. Previous things that you've posted or that other people have posted on your wall in years gone by on that same date. It's a little startling to see something that seems like it was last year, only to find out that it was three years ago. Or seven.
They really are true, those things that old people told me when I was young. Time really does go fast in this life, once things get rolling. The days turn into years very quickly. I don't think that there has ever been a young person under the age of thirty who truly comprehended that. I know I didn't. But the Bible says that it's true. And then you learn it from your own experience.
James 4:14 - "Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away."
Anyway, that's not what I want to talk about. I had a sweet clip of a video pop up on my news feed yesterday. It had been posted to my wall by my daughter three years ago, and was of my sweet grandbaby, singing to me. She was wearing her bathing suit and little coverup, and was holding her puppy. I knew that she would not be happy with me reposting it, now that she is three years older and practically grown. (Haha, she is just turning ten.)
My daughter reposted it instead. Phew! I'm off the hook. She can give her momma the mean look that was otherwise destined for me. :)
In the video, she was singing to me. She sang 'I am a promise'. She is indeed. She is precious. But there is a line in the song that jumped out at me as I heard it again.
I am learning to hear God's voice, And I am tryin' to make the right choice.
Wow! That is good stuff, right there. Straight from a children's song. Straight from God's heart to mine. Hearing God's voice. That's life changing.
Everyone wants to make the right choice. Even unsaved people. Even people who don't know the Lord as I do. The success of your life depends on making good choices. But truly making good choices in life is completely dependent on the first line that I quoted from that little song.
'I am learning to hear God's voice!'
So simple. So incredible! My secret weapon. The comfort of my heart. The source of any Godly wisdom that I might have. Hearing God's voice.
Hearing God speak to me. Through the working of the Holy Spirit. Through the comfort and the chastisement that I find in the Bible. Through the preaching of God's Word. Through His still small voice.
John 8:47 - "He that is of God heareth God's words..."
John 10:27 - "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me."
Psalms 32:8 - "I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye."
There is something else really good that goes with that last verse. Perhaps we will talk about that tomorrow.
But for today, I will remember to hear God's voice. I will be quiet and listen. God doesn't need my ideas and opinions. But I need His. So, for today, I will listen, and hear God's voice. I know Him, and He speaks to me. I love Him so much. And you know, of course, that's it's because He first loved me.
Speak, Lord; for thy servant heareth. (1 Samuel 3:9)
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