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Recently my daughter and I watched a movie about a husband and wife who were stranded on a mountain during the snowy icy cold winter. The husband and wife argued and blamed each other for their plight. Suddenly, there was an airplane flying overhead but they were so busy arguing they did not see or hear the airplane. By the time they paused from arguing they heard the sound of the airplane, but it was too late. The airplane crew was already in the motion and did not hear them yelling for help.
The same is true of us; we will not be able to hear our Father’s voice if we are arguing and in strife. All we will hear is our own voice taking up our own cause.
John 10:3-4, (NLT) says,
“3 The gatekeeper opens the gate for him and the sheep recognize his voice and come to him. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 After he has gathered his own flock, he walks ahead of them, and they follow him because they know his voice.”
Jesus is right there trying to impart life to us-to reveal and show us there is a different and better way to handle problems. The Bible says that wisdom cries out. Proverbs 1:20-23 conveys that Wisdom raises her voice in the markets. She cries out in the public square. We will not be able to hear wisdom if we are busy defending ourselves. God wants to lead us in the way of peace. His word says, “27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” John 14:27 (NKJV).These words have come to my rescue, when I wanted to defend myself. But Love said let it go, I am here for you. 1 Corinthians 13:4 says, Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud.
Wisdom cries out to us, we must keep our ears tuned to hear our Father’s voice. “Your own ears will hear him. Right behind you a voice will say, “This is the way you should go, whether to the right or to the left.” Isaiah 30: 21 (NLT) God’s voice always leads us to victory, even if in the moment it may not seem so. His way brings peace to our soul. Choose to listen for His voice and follow Him.