Someday, we’ll hear Jesus’ voice with our ears and not just our inner selves. When we do, I think it will be unlike any we’ve ever heard, it will be God’s voice in a human body – one we will want to listen to forever!
- It was his creative voice that said, “Let there be light” and the worlds came into being (Genesis 1:3; John 1:3).
- It is his majestic voice that thunders over the waters (Psalm 29:3).
- It is his gentle voice that says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (John 11:28).
- It was his authoritative voice that brought Lazarus alive from the grave (John 11:43).
- It is his redemptive voice that says, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing” (Luke 22:34).
As Henry Blackaby has said, “A word from Jesus changed everything!” And it still does. It will be Jesus’ voice that will someday welcome me into his eternal presence. I hope you have that amazing anticipation, too!
Presently, Jesus’ voice is internal to us, quiet messages in our hearts and through his Word. Let’s not miss what he is saying, because his voice inside us is more than a message, it’s an invitation to relationship – day-by-day, hour-by-hour, forever. So, with open ears and hearts, let’s keep listening!
“Specifically, in our attempts to understand how God speaks to us and guides us we must, above all, hold on to the fact that learning how to hear God is to be sought only as a part of a certain kind of life, a life of loving fellowship with the King and his other subjects within the kingdom of the heavens.” – Dallas Willard