Have you ever wished you could just call God on the phone and ask him a question? If only life could be that simple. We spend time praying to God, asking for his help and advice, and so many times all we seem to get in return in silence. On the day of Christ's transfiguration, Peter, James, and John got to hear God's voice shouting from the heavens. If only we would be so lucky. Although, if we were we might check ourselves into a mental institution.
We do get to hear God's voice, but for most of us, it's not a shout from the heavens, a voice on the other end of the phone, or even something our ears can hear. For most of us, it's a still small voice inside of us. When we are quite and still, when we are focused, we can hear the voice louder.
We must seek God, every day, asking him to give us a great revelation of who Jesus is in our lives and in our hearts. We must quite our minds and hearts when we go to God in prayer. We have to practice stillness and solitude if we want to hear God. We will never hear him when we are focused on what the world throws at us, or when we are focused on the tasks of our day. When we give everything we have over to him, we will hear him.
Larry shared his story today, and in it he shared that he had the pleasure of first hearing God's voice when he was 16, and Larry trusted that voice. That's the second half of the equation. When we hear from God, we must trust the voice we hear is one there to help us.
Take some time and listen to Larry's testimony as he shares how he has trusted God.