God Is Near So You Can Hear

The Lord is not Blake Shelton, someone you love to listen to but will never know personally. The Lord is not Kanye West, someone you hear but will never be able to to draw near to. No, the Lord is Creator of heaven and earth; He is El Shaddai, God Most High, Adonai; He is Jehovah Rapha; He is Jehovah Jireh; He is an ever present help in time of trouble. Our God is approachable, He is audible, He is visual, He is available. Hebrews 10:19-22 “Since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He inaugurated for us through the veil, that is, His flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.”

This is what I heard the minute I was about to pray this morning. It came in like a flood, “I am near, I am here, I am not far away.” It was the heart of the Lord declaring, “My people do not need to live off of someone else’s voice sharing my voice, they can hear my voice for themselves, they can draw near to me.” Can I tell you a secret, the voice of God when heard in your ear is the greatest gift God gives us, because His voice is is heart and His heart is for you not against you. When you hear the voice of God, it builds you up in a way that no other voice can. Other voices then become the echo that establishes what you are hearing, until you become a voice yourself for God and an echo for someone else. It is how the body of Christ works. We all can hear and speak the voice of God.

I am over here smiling this morning at the thought of how much the Lord speaks, it is like a flood coming in this month. It has been refreshing, exuberant, enjoyable and I am loving every minute of it. That’s why I share what I hear everyday, but more than anything I want to be an echo that confirms what you are hearing God say, my greatest desire is that you would hear Him personally. There is no greater voice to hear than the voice of God for it waters us in ways that cause us to lose our thirst for all the other voices vying for our attention. I want to hear the Lord and I know you do to. Listen my friends, for the Lord God Almighty is speaking!

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