How to Hear God – Psalm 25

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Would you like to be able to truthfully say “The Lord told me …”?

“Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long” (Psalm 25:5-6 NIV).

Though I’m a classic introvert, I use up a lot of my energy in social media. There’s nothing wrong with that, but if I want to know God’s voice, well, he doesn’t tweet tweets, post posts or update his statuses. He doesn’t even need to message me, because he’s not far away, as he promised in other places in the Bible. To know him I need to quiet myself and spend time with him. And listen. And wait, sometimes a very long time. He’s worth it.

“The Lord confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them” (verse 14). It makes me a little nervous when I hear someone boast that God is their friend, like he’s only a good buddy with no real authority. But this verse says it clearly. He will take us in his confidence if we fear him (fear is extreme reverence or awe). He will tell us things, and we will hear him.

I just felt washed with a calming peace when I read that last paragraph.

by Kathy Sheldon Davis

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