Listening for God’s Voice in the Bible

We have a listening problem.

We are bombarded by images and headlines and tweets that link us to other tweets. A cacophony of street noise, radio noise and white noise fills the gaps. And even when are getting that rare reprieve, we are busy remembering appointments and checklists and that one thing that will make or break dinner tonight.

But when was the last time you drowned out the noise long enough to wonder, “How am I doing? Am I getting closer to where I want to go?”

God spoke to Elijah in a gentle whisper. (1 Kings 19:12)

He revealed His power in the wind and earthquake and fire, but His instruction came in a hushed tone. With all the voices and devices clamoring for our attention, it’s no wonder we can feel disconnected from our Creator.

So how do we live the life we always wanted?

We need wisdom. A lot of it. And good habits. Most of all, we need to take our cues from the One who made us—and everything else. (Psalm 24:1)

We need to let His Word wash over us daily. In a confusing world, we need the voice of the God who parted the Red Sea and knocked down Jericho and Goliath. We need the voice that raised Jesus.

And that voice is found in the Bible, the Word of God. YouVersion reading plans here to help you make Scripture a part of your daily life. They are portable, so you can read them on your phone, tablet, computer, or even receive them via email. Some last three days and others go a full 365. Complete a study on joy, a 10-day plan that takes you through the book of John, or any of the hundreds of plans available.

Life is short and full of voices clamoring for our attention. Start a plan today so that His voice, that gentle whisper, is the soundtrack for a life well lived.

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