You are safe to leave your water jar, safe to turn to me for all your needs. Yes, all of your needs. I love you. And I really do have great plans for you—in spite of all you’ve seen come against you.
On this journey to find our voices, we must first hear God’s. His loving voice has the ability to eclipse our past, any pain that holds us back. His very breath can erase our hurts and gently guide us into the future He has planned—but are we listening?
I long to share my plans with you but I cannot unless you can hear me and follow me. If you come to me with an expectant and listening attitude, if you sit in regular conversation with me, I will speak to you. Learn to sit still, to wait on my voice, my truth that will fill your thirsty heart.
Do you remember the first time you heard me? That sensing of my Presence, that heart-stirring that brought you into an intimate covenant relationship with me? Hearing me today is still that way—pay attention to that familiarity. Practice spending time in my presence.
I have your best interests at heart, here. Will you listen? Really listen? The more you choose to listen to me, the easier it becomes.
Will you start believing me–not just believe in me, but believe me? Will you trust me? One day, you will have my character and love for you so etched in your mind that you will know to trust my voice. Until then, keep practicing my voice based on the Words I’ve left you in scripture.
Please remember this above all else: I’m always here for you. There won’t be one time that you turn to me and I’m not. Even on the times you feel you cannot hear me or feel my presence, I am here. Choose this day to remain under the covering of my safe, protective love. The same love that will walk into your future with you.
As you learn to recognize my voice, you will uncover your own—your true voice, the one directly tied to your identity and purpose, to my plans for you. Don’t be anxious over the next step, my plan will unfold as we go. I promise. Simply trust for now. Just listen for my voice. It’s the one laced in truth, love, hope, and joy. The one that draws you right into my safe and loving arms. The one that leads you home.
The Voice of Truth
Deeper Still: What was the last thing God pressed onto your heart, prompted you to do?
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