Have you ever reached for an umbrella as you were leaving the house on a sunny day? Have you ever suddenly decided to take a different way home from work only to find out later that there was a big accident on your regular route? Have you ever had a loved one in your thoughts so much that you just had to stop and pray for them?
If you answered yes to one or more of these you maybe hearing voices also. That voice, may just be, the still small voice of God directing and leading you. In a noisy world with buds in our ears and texting at our fingertips it can be hard to hear anything going on around us. Even so, it is possible for God to get threw to us. It’s a subtle yet certain sound that comes from within and can, but shouldn’t, be ignored.
There have been times when I am loading the truck for work and felt the need to include a tool that would not be required for that days work – and yet something came up causing me to reach for it! This is an example from years ago and I will not bore you with the several others that come to mind because I am sure that you have many of your own to share. So, we hear voices. That’s a good thing. Right?
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world. … 1John 4:1-3 KJV
I recall being taught years ago that there are three voices we can hear – our own thoughts/ideas, the voice of temptation/devil and the voice of God. Although many people might argue the point, I believe that the voice that is telling me to do good even if I don’t care to at that moment is from God. It is kinda like that old cartoon where there’s a character faced with a decision and “puff” a pure white, halo-headed angel and a bright red, pitch-forked wielding devil appear to whisper the words of encouragement. In reality, it can be two against one if you factor in our sin nature and the devil against the Holy Spirit. Good is only victorious when we choose to die-to-self and side with God. But that is what this life here is all about. Isn’t it?
I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live
Choose Life and Be Blessed, Al