We cannot expect to hear the voice of God if we have not made the appropriate preparations. Every facet of our being has to be sanctified and offered up unto God as an offering. God is holy. He expects us to not only aspire to be holy, but to actually make every attempt to be holy. Of course, this is not in our own strength, but through inner workings of the Holy Spirit.
Hearing God speak is paramount to the Christian life. We cannot allow ourselves to become distracted and overcome by the myriad of voices seeking to pull at out attention. The most important way to ensure that we can hear Godd’s voice is to remain in a posture to hear Him when He speaks.
This cannot take place if we are surrounded by things and people who are communicating things that are antithetical to what God says through His Word. Although we cannot isolate ourselves from the world, we are able to ensure that we have established spiritual guards that will filter out the inappropriate things that are contrary and inconducive to the Christian lifestyle. This can be through monitoring the things we choose to watch, the things we choose to listen to, the things we choose to read, and the persons with whom we choose to associate. If they do not align with God’s Word…then they must be removed.
We need to hear from God daily…even if it means being aware of what He is communicating to us through His silence. This calls for us to
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour…” (1 Pet. 5:8).
Put everything on silence…God is speaking…