The LORD had said to Abram,
“Go from your county… to the land I will show you.”
God is not a silent god; He is a God who speaks. In the Old Testament God spoke to His people through prophets, through visions, and sometimes He spoke directly to His servants. He spoke to Abraham, Moses, Joshua, Daniel, Isaiah and Jeremiah to name a few. Does God still speak to His people today?
One of the ways He speaks to us is through His written word, the Bible. We learn who God is and how He wants us to live as we read His word. His Spirit speaks to us. Often He speaks through that still small voice within us, lovingly prompting us to follow His direction and gently convicting us to turn from sin.
Now we must be careful not to think that every thought we have is from Him. We must test it against scripture. The more we get to know Him through scripture and prayer, the more we recognize His voice. Just as sheep recognize their shepherds voice, so we recognize our Good Shepherd’s voice as we grow to know Him and trust Him.
Father, open our ears to hear and our hearts to understand. Help us to follow your ways and honor you in everything we say and do.