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Time To Hear

We live in a day of 12-step programs for this, four points to success for that, and all forms of programmed means of becoming successful.

Have you ever wondered how you can guarantee a greater revelation of Jesus in your life?

Jesus tells us how this can be done. It is all tied to obedience.

In John, He tells us the following: “Whoever has My commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves Me. He who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I too will love him and show Myself to him” (John 14:21).

The key here is in the last three words. He will show Himself to us because of our loving Him through our obedience. The more obedient we become, the more revelation of His presence we will feel in our life.

Jeremiah tells us, “Call to Me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know” (Jer. 33:3).

Many Christians wonder why they cannot hear or sense God’s presence in their life. It is because they do not seek Him with a whole heart, and they are not obedient to the things He has asked.

God does not show us the next move until we are obedient to the first thing He has spoken to us. It is a progressive process. He entrusts the small things to us first, then moves us to the larger. I was like many today who are so focused on seeking the activity of God rather than seeking God Himself. Hebrews tells us that God rewards those who diligently seek Him.

In the Old Testament we are told, “But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find Him if you look for Him with all your heart and with all your soul” (Deut. 4:29).

I realized if I was going to hear God’s voice, I had to make time to seek Him and hear Him. I had to spend focused time alone reading, studying, and seeking His face only.

Jesus set the model for this when He often left the crowds to be alone and seek His heavenly Father.

I also had to tune my “radio” to His frequency. Static comes into that frequency when I am disobedient. My level of seeking determines the power of my “radio” to reach Him. The more I seek Him, the more I hear Him.

Seek the Lord today so that you may be empowered by His presence.

by Os Hillman

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  1. Thank you for this reminder. You know more so lately, than ever before in my life,I have become very much aware of my 25 year old daughter watching everything that I do and say,matches up with my faith and I have been very dicouraged,feeling as if my parenting skills and my speech is questioned each time I open my mouth. I play my contemporary christian music for me not for her anymore. I sing praises outside in my yard and she comes outside and says, it is too loud and turns it down. So,I take it in and she turns it down and says,it is too loud …..So,I got to where I allowed it because I did want to be respectful and not offend,but you know I need to sing these praise on my days off from work and while at work on my way to work. It is how I handle my stress and I want to give him PRAISE! Soooo,I know that you are not literally speaking of the physical radio,however,I thought of this when I read this.In conclusion,my daughter questioning my every move has been difficult but, it has made me more accountable to my woman friends when we get together for prayer.
    One day,she asked,how can I call myself a christian when I question and criticize her in the manner that I do? I was not aware that I had came across in anyway…….so I really,appreciated this! Thank you!


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