by: Ashlie Oestreich
“Thus the LORD used to speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend.” – Exodus 33:11
Listening is not just receiving information. Listening is trusting that the word-giver has something to say to US personally. Do we believe that God wants to speak to us? Do you believe God WANTS to speak to YOU?
Are there whispered lies that say you are bothering God, that He is annoyed with your questions and requests, or that He only speaks to “certain” kinds of people and you really can’t hear His voice? The truth is – God LOVES you and wants to be YOUR closest friend. He wants to talk to you. Yes, you. He’s waiting. heart emoticon
Lord, help us to see you as our friend – not just a far-off, abstract voice. Help us to know Your voice and trust that You want to be here, walking and talking with us personally. Help us to listen, get honest, and obey. Thank you for grace that allows us to share hearts – face to face. We love you, sweet Jesus. Amen.