'...The word of the Lord came to Elijah...saying...
For three years all people talked about was the drought God had told Elijah to announce. Then God gave him a weather update: everyone should get ready for storm season. We've got to be ready for God's updates too - listening in so we'll be ready for what life throws at us.
God is more than willing to tell us when to save and when to spend, when to buy and when to sell, when to talk and when to be silent. 'Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, "This is the way, walk in it"' (Isaiah 30:21 NKJ). But, for many of us, often Satan's so busy whispering in our ears that the voice of God is drowned out. Satan's got some special lines he's perfected: 'You're a loser. You're ugly. You're rubbish. Nobody loves you.' Like we'd ever hear that from God! Not a chance. He's on our side and only waits our invitation to fight for us.
Knowing He would soon be crucified, Jesus prayed, '"Father, glorify Your name." Then a voice came from Heaven, saying, 'I have both glorified it and will glorify it again." Therefore the people who stood by and heard it said that it had thundered...' (John 12:28-29 NKJ). Isn't it amazing? Some can hear the voice of God, while others hear only noise.
So what now? What are you hearing? Who are you listening to? The voice of God or the devil's noise? Make a choice to tune out Satan and tune into God.
SoulFood: Job 1-4, Luke 1:1-25, Ps 105:23-36, Ecc 7:5-8