Do I long to hear His voice through scripture and the Holy Spirit's promptings?
Do I get excited to talk to the Lord in prayer regularly and often?
Are my communications to My Heavenly Father like text messages--abbreviated?
Do I recognize the tone of intensity, urgency and love of my Savior as I read the Bible?
Does His name thrill me?
How sweet the name of Jesus sounds in a believer's ear!
It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds,
And drives away his fear.
It makes the wounded spirit whole and calms the troubled breast:
'Tis manna to the hungry soul and to the weary rest.
Dear name! The Rock on which I build,
My Shield and Hiding Place,
My never failing treasure filled with boundless stores of grace!
Yes, coming home to hear Paul's voice has been so exciting and reassuring! Better still, what a blessing to know and hear the voice of the Almighty God of all nations as He speaks graciously and personally through the scriptures. What about the times when I am too tired, too lazy, too jet lagged, too distracted or have a hard time getting into God's Word? This is when I must recall Philippians 4:13.....'I can do ALL things through Christ who gives me strength'.....no wonder His voice is so winsome!