Five Minute Fridays
Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” Isaiah 30:21
Do you hear it? Are you listening? That’t the Holy Spirit. When I read that verse I think of Jesus teaching his disciples and the people, “He who has ears let him hear.” In other words Jesus’ teaching is for everyone. I hear that voice often. In fact, I hear it a lot. My problem is listening. I hear the Holy Spirit convict me of something, but often, that harlot, Mr. MyWill says, “You say go right, but I want to go left with this deal.” It’ a still small voice, but it is often very distinct. The direction He wants me to go is clear. Mr. MyWill, moretimes than not, likes to argue with the Creator of theuniverse. Mr. MyWill thinks He knows better. Or Mr. MyWill is just disobedient. Sometimes I block out the voice because I don’t want to hear Him tell me what I’m about to do is wrong. I don’t think about Mr. Consequences. And every time Mr. MyWill takes the wrong fork in the road, I always hear Mr. Consequences creeps up behind me. Pretty soon, Mr. Consequences starts nipping at my heals. When I do listen and obey, and I avoid the perils Mr. Consequences shells out, I feel the blessings God bestows on my for my obedience.
Do you hear that voice? I do. Which way do you turn> Ooooops. Times up.