The greatest danger in life is when we choose not to listen to the voice of truth when we always have the option to hear it.
The strangest thing happened recently. Two nights ago, we drove down to the beach for a quick ‘cool down’. Even though it was already dark, it was still very warm. As I was enjoying the refreshing water with my boys, I saw Bev chatting to someone on the beach. It turned out to be someone a taught about 15 years ago, who is now a chiropractor. The amazing thing is that she didn’t recognize me in the dark, but she recognized my voice and went to ask Bev if I was ‘Mr Davidson’.
Not only was it great to be reconnected with an ex-pupil, but it reminded me of how we need to be tuned in to be able to recognize things that are important; and the most important thing we can do is to listen for the sound of our Father’s voice. If I were to call a flock of sheep, they wouldn’t bat an eyelid. But when their shepherd, whose voice they know, speaks, they will immediately respond. The question we need to ask ourselves is this: “If sheep are smart enough to only listen to the voice of the one who cares for them, why don’t we?”
God so loved us, that He sent His Son to die, so that we may live. He cares about us more than we can ever fathom. Why then, do we choose to listen to the distractions of a world that doesn’t give a hoot. God is calling us to enjoy life’s banquet. He is calling us to a life of purpose and hope. He is calling us to a life of peace and joy. Don’t get me wrong, following Christ is not always easy. In fact, it can be really tough. But the benefits are out of this world. The world might offer short-term fun, but it always comes with long-term pain.
We can hear His voice in His Word – so let’s get stuck in. We can hear His voice in the quiet of the night, in the crashing of the waves, in the whisper of the breeze and in the beauty of creation. So let’s tune out to the noise around us and become still. He speaks to us in the silence of our hearts and in our quiet time with Him – our prayers. The more we focus on Him, the clearer we will hear Him. You see, it’s a choice! We can either choose to fill our time with the world and listen to its noise, or we can listen to the One voice who really cares.
Have an amazing day as you and I choose to listen to the voice of Truth.