July 22nd – Voice Recognition

Time is My gift, eternity withholds its limit. You have been given life, that your time would bear fruit. This you cannot bear without My Spirit. The repentant heart, cleansed, can hear My voice in time. But where is that time? How much wasted on those things trivial. I call each to My presence, that you would hear My Word in heart and ear. For the balance of time can bear no fruit without an answer to this call. As you seek time with men of influence, that you may prosper in your work, seek first the Author of Life, who prospers generations, and gives power to kings. You ignore the waters over the earth for the pitcher half-full in your hand. Seek My Kingdom, follow My voice, disdain the sin, look not with the lust of the earth, bury the greed of more with thankfulness in My provision. Call to Me that you might have true life, within time, and for eternity. The glutton for more will pass hungry, but he who works in the guidance of My voice, finds more than expected.

Acts 16:6-10 (ESV) – And they went through the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia. And when they had come up to Mysia, they attempted to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them. So, passing by Mysia, they went down to Troas. And a vision appeared to Paul in the night: a man of Macedonia was standing there, urging him and saying, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” And when Paul had seen the vision, immediately we sought to go on into Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.

Bottom Line: Quiet time listening for the Holy Spirit’s voice…it guided the great men and women of the bible to their greatness. They listened and recognized His guidance and direction. True fruitfulness in our lives will come from the same. We cannot expect the Father’s best for our life, if the only direction we are getting is from our ourselves or other people.  Sometimes we do get good advice from others, but the best counsel will come from the Holy Spirit. Jesus said He would send the Counselor. We need to make the recurring daily appointment to sit and listen to Him.

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