Devotional: We Need His Voice
In dark times of spiritual drought, God raises up priests for Himself to bring about change. Our nation and our city are experiencing a spiritual drought. God is calling His priests to hear His voice wherever they find themselves – in schools, in the workplace, and at home. When God’s people seek after His voice, strongholds are broken and all of our needs are met. But hearing God’s voice takes time. And hearing God’s voice happens in a place. As priests, if we center our time and our longings on God’s presence, our hearts and our entire beings become the tabernacle – the dwelling place of God, built to receive and to carry His voice.
Questions For Meditation
- The call of God is not just for full-time ministry. Every born-again believer is called to be a priest of God. What does that mean for you? What does it mean for the people God placed in your life?
- The voice of the Lord is rare when everyone does what is right in their own eyes. Why does God’s voice cease when we only do what is right in our own eyes?
- Have you experienced spiritual dryness and put God’s voice on mute by doing what seems right in your own eyes? What circumstances or personal sins trigger spiritual dryness and deafness to God’s voice?
- The voice of God is the Word. And the Word is Christ. Who do you lose fellowship with when you become deaf to God’s voice? What happens to the spiritual dryness when you take in the Word of God?
- Hearing God’s voice takes time. What goals or routines do you invest most of your time into? What would your life be like if you invested that much time into hearing the voice of God?
- Hearing God’s voice happens in a Place. As priests, where is our temple where we sacrifice and hear from the Lord?
- The Word of the Lord was rare. But God called Samuel. Do you want to hear the voice of God? Do you want to water this dry and dying world with God’s living Word? What time or routines will you sacrifice to enter the presence of a Holy, all-powerful, all-loving God?