Yesterday I shared with you how Holy Spirit was talking to me about a seed that I found on the ground in the jungle. Here’s another thought about that. God was the One who put that seed there in my path. My husband tells me that we don’t have trees like the one it came from on our jungle property. The wind brought it from somewhere beyond our property line. Daddy directed the wind in a precise way so that I would discover His message to me, lying on the ground in front of my feet. He also selected an item that He knew would draw my attention… because He loves to talk to me.
He loves to talk to you, too. Take a look at the Scripture for today. What a precious word! In it, the Lord is promising to communicate with us morning by morning. He is promising to open our ears so we will know what He is saying to us. And this promise is not even in the future tense; it’s in past tense! Which means it’s a done deal. This brings me so much comfort.
I need that comfort because sometimes I am tempted to be afraid that I won’t be able to hear Him adequately. Do you ever face that same temptation? Where you get nervous that you are going to get in the way of God successfully getting His message across to you? Like maybe you won’t listen well enough, and you’ll miss something hugely important? Or maybe you won’t correctly interpret or understand what He’s trying to say?
Here’s even more reassurance about this. As I was meditating on these verses, Holy Spirit pointed out their connection with another one in the same chapter: “Is my hand too weak to deliver you? Do I lack the power to rescue you?” (v. 2, NET). In other words, He is asking you and me, “Am I not strong enough to save you from your imperfection? Do I not have enough power to make up for your weakness in listening? Do you not believe that My ability to communicate effectively will trump your inability to hear correctly?”
Something Pastor Bill Johnson wrote helps bring this reassurance home to me. One of his sons, Eric, is hard of hearing. Bill emphatically expressed that, as a father, he has taken on the responsibility to make sure his son is understanding what he is saying to him. Whether Bill has to talk louder, get closer, or whatever measure he has to take to ensure successful communication, he will eagerly put in the extra effort. Of course he will. He loves his son so dearly.
How much more does our heavenly Daddy love you? How much more will He make sure that you are getting His message? How much more will He save? How much more will He rescue? How much more will He awaken your ears morning by morning to hear as one being taught?
You are the apple of His eye, dear one. Rest deeply in knowing that He will make sure.
In what ways has God encouraged you in your journey of getting to know His voice?