Can You Hear Him?

Shhh!
Can you hear Him?
Shhh!

Listen closely!
He speaks in a whisper,
In the roar of a storm
Or the quiet of night,
From beyond the natural,
Into the Spiritual realm—
Love flows and overwhelms
As He speaks—
Words of comfort
Words of encouragement
Words of instruction
Words that give life
Words that speak volumes,
In various translations
And languages of all nations,
To the remnant
Who will listen
And obey His voice.

Shhh!
Can you hear Him?
He’s speaking to
Our hearts—even now!

“My sheep know my voice and
Another they will not follow!”
“Love me with all your heart,
Soul and mind, Love your neighbor
As you love yourself.”
“You can do all things
Through Him who loves you
And is always with you!”
“Greater is He—Holy Spirit—
Who is in you than he—the adversary—
Who is in the world!”

“Did you not know?
Did you not hear?
I am not a man
That I should lie.”
“I am The Lord,
Your God; and I
Do not change my mind
Like fickle, unstable man!”

Shhh!
Can you hear Him?

He speaks what is already written
All we have to do is study
To show ourselves approved
Unto Him, teaching His truth
And not our own,
As we promote the Gospel,
The Good News to everyone
With an ear to hear!

Shhh!
Can you hear Him?

© 2014 Mary M. Hall-Rayford

 

What Does The Lord Say?

For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.” (Proverbs 2:7 NIV)

Solomon’s instructions to his son have endured for the benefit of all mankind. The real question is--are we listening?

We listen to everyone who has something to say for just about everything–we know the lyrics of songs that do nothing to honor women or promote respect for others; we listen to naysayers who refute and oppose everything God says; we listen to those who attempt to change God’s Word to support their fleshly desires that do nothing to benefit them or anyone else; we listen to the news media who seldom report anything good; we listen to family and friends who do not have a relationship with God and then they advise us; we listen to children telling us how unfair we are and give into their childish demands instead of parenting them; we listen–to just about everyone but The Lord.

If someone asks us what the Lord says about things–we stutter and stammer–trying to remember, but if someone asks us about an athlete or celebrity–we have a ready answer on our tongues. The real problem is–nothing the athletes or celebrities or anyone else has to say will pave the way into heaven–unless they are saying what the Lord says!

Getting into heaven is simple–we discover what The Lord says and do it. He has established a path for us and He is a shield for those who live right–according to His Word. Success on earth is guaranteed for those who hear what The Lord says. What does The Lord say? “If we keep His commands, then everything we put our hands to will have good success.” (Joshua 1:7,8) Love–the ultimate obedience to keeping His commands–Him and others–for if we do this–we would not sin against Him or others and especially not our own bodies.

What do you hear The Lord saying to you?

Did You Listen?

Do you remember…?

When we were young our parents tried to teach us certain things–if we had appropriate parents–and we didn’t always understand why they told us what they did.

When they told us about choosing our friends carefully, so we wouldn’t get caught up in dumb stuff–did we listen?

When they told us about watching our money–how we either spent or saved would make a difference one day–did we listen?

When they told us not to get involved with–you know–anyone who would influence us to do the wrong thing–did we listen?

When they told us that “boy or girl” was not for us–did we listen?

When they told us–“I can’t wait until you have your own children” –did we listen?

If we’re honest with ourselves when we remember what we were told, we have to admit–we should have listened.

God is trying to teach us right now–every day–through His Word–are we listening?  If we haven’t been, it’s time to start, before it’s too late.

While we have a chance, learn to listen to those who are wise; they are wise because they experienced life and with those experiences–good or bad–wisdom grows!