My inbox is being filled with many, many emails – some from those I know and some from those I don’t know – about news, world events and election details. I hear more and more folks saying, “I will be so glad when the election is over. I am so sick of all the news.” I couldn’t agree more. Rog and I are listening to less and less news and world reports these days. Don’t get me wrong, we do listen enough to stay well informed, but we have found it necessary to limit what we listen to and how much time we spend listening to all the negative balderdash! [balderdash – language, behavior, or ideas that are absurd and contrary to good sense].
This morning when I woke, as I was talking to Father, I heard Him say, “ONE VOICE.” In our conversation, He made it very clear that there is ONE VOICE among many today that we need to listen to. While there are many voices out there clamoring and demanding to be heard, His voice is the ONLY one we need to hear amidst all others and because of all the negative that is going on, we need to make certain we can and do hear Him clearly. He reminded me that one way I can do that is limit how much negative stuff I give time to listen to. He then reminded me of His word that says: “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” Phil 4:8
Truth, honesty, justice, purity, loveliness, and good reports – if you can find those things in the news, world reporting and opinions of others, think on them. If not, I encourage you to do as I am going to do…turn them off and spend time listening to the ONE VOICE among all the others demanding to be heard…HIS!
Four Keys to Hearing God’s Voice by Mark Virkler
- Quiet yourself
- Fix your eyes on Father and Jesus
- Tune into spontaneous thoughts
- Journal what He says You can listen to Mark teaching these four steps here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzK2FgnJy8A