We need to wait on God’s voice before we move, more and more.
The days of doing things because it’s a good idea or because everyone is going the same way must be rethought (if that’s
a word). We need to go back to the drawing board and rethink how we are living because we are in the end times and there
are so many voices, trying to show us the “true” way which is not the way God wants us to go. We need God’s voice, plain
and simple. I want to share a scripture which really drove this point home for me. And it’s the story of Noah.
After the flood he and his family waited for the waters to subside and they did. That’s where I want to pick up the story;
“In the six hundred and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried off from the earth.
And Noah removed the covering of the ark and looked, and behold, the face of the ground was dry.
In the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth dried out. Then God said to Noah, Go out from
the ark, you and your wife, and your sons and your sons wives with you.
So Noah went out, and his sons and his wife and his sons wives with him.”
Noah did not move until God told him to move. The door of the ark was opened but we don’t read of Noah going out to
explore or to stretch his legs. For nearly two months from the time the door of the ark was opened Noah waited on
God’s next instruction.
“In the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth dried out. Then God said to Noah, Go out from
the ark, you and your wife, and your sons and your sons wives with you.”
Even when he saw the earth was dry he still waited for God to speak. He could have gone a few steps out of the ark to see
the new world but he didn’t. He wasn’t in danger of drowning but he still didn’t move. He waited on God speak to him
about his next steps. I love that!
“And Noah removed the covering of the ark and looked, and behold the face of the ground was dry.”
That challenged me a lot. I don’t want to go through life doing my own thing. There are so many times I went ahead on my
own and messed up.
I want God to lead me.
And He wants to lead me and guide me because He knows best.
And that’s my challenge to you. Seek God’s voice more in your life today. He wants to direct your steps.
He has great things in store for you and He wants you to have them.
I think of Joshua who was commanded by God to destroy the enemy who lived in the promise land. He wasn’t
allowed to make a treaty with them but to annihilate them. But there were a people who were afraid and
they devised a plan to deceive Joshua. They didn’t want to be destroyed with the surrounding nations. So they
came up with a plan and the plan worked. They deceived Joshua and he made a treaty with them. (Read Joshua 9)
The word says,
“So the Israelites examined their food, but they did not consult the Lord. Then Joshua made a peace treaty with them
and guaranteed their safety, and the leaders of the community ratified their agreement with a binding oath.”
Joshua 9:14 NLT
Because Joshua did not seek God’s voice with the Gibeonites he wasn’t able to carry out God’s command to the letter.
We need God’s voice in everything we do. We can’t go through life without it.
Let’s make sure we ask for His guidance with every step we take.
Because like I said earlier, He wants to direct us to the amazing things He has for us.
Bless you friends