“I will…”: Am I listening?

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4th of an 11 part series

“Go out and stand before me on the mountain,” the Lord told him. And as Elijah stood there, the Lord passed by, and a mighty windstorm hit the mountain. It was such a terrible blast that the rocks were torn loose, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. And after the earthquake there was a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire there was the sound of a gentle whisper.” 1 Kings 19.11-12 (NLT)

“Listen to everyone, but be led by no one…except God.” David Saathoff

As a person of faith and specifically as one who follows Jesus, the idea of being led by God is pretty significant…and a little scary. How do I know what He’s telling me? There’s a lot of noise out there. A lot of voices vie for my attention. Which one is His? It’s easy to get distracted in the midst of the chaos of daily life but I’ve found a way to at least move toward isolating what God may be trying to tell me.

As a Christian I believe the Bible may not tell me everything there is to know about God, but it does tell me everything I need to know about God. At the beginning of this year I made a commitment to spend some time every day reading what the Bible has to say to me. It’s the only way I can filter out all of the noise that I don’t need to give attention to…and what I do need to pay attention to.

Whether or not you follow Christ, the Bible has some really good stuff to say and I’d encourage you strongly to spend some time discovering it either for the first time or rediscovering it. A great tool to get at that is the YouVersion Bible app. You can get it at bible.com/app.

I’d love to hear what you think as you dig into it.


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